AYUCR Flight #9
This was the first flight using the second mirror assembly. I build
this one to be larger in order to get more usable frame and to be at more
of an angle so that I get less body tube in the image. I am fairly
pleased with the results. Completely eliminating the edge-of-mirror
line would require a very large mirror and I would begin to worry about
it having serious areodynamic effects. This new one seems to be a
reasonable compramise. The following is a comparison of the pictures
from the first and second mirrors.
This flight also used a new flim type, Kodak Gold Max. This is a
high-speed film with an "improved grain structure." It seems to work
well. Without a much higher resolution scan that I usually provide
here it might be hard to tell but the results seem to be every bit as good
as standard 400 speed film if not a little better. One thing is for
certain. A sunny day does wonders for the pictures quality.
|Kodak Gold Max
Photos 15-26 are identical. I tried to get over there and get
myself in a photo but I didn't make it.
4 - The booster is clearly visible after separation.
5 - Nice shot of the parking area