If you thought that sounds like the headlines of one of those trashy “tell all” magazines you might be forgiven. However I kid you not. It’s true A Raspberry is indeed taking HA Images!
Dave Ackerman of Newbury, UK is an “amateur” HAB (High Altitude Balloonist). I use quotes because his images and projects are anything but. Using a Raspberry Pi computer (@ £24.00!) hooked up to their new camera module, Mr. Ackerman created a lightweight ‘eye in the sky’ that he sent up 143,000+ feet above the United Kingdom, taking pictures on its journey. Here is a link to the story and images of the recent most flight.
Dave holds the record for the highest balloon images ever taken:
His first at almost 41kms and the 2nd and record at just over 43kms ABOVE EARTH.
|Date||Flight||Balloon||Altitude||Launch Site||Landing Position||Notes|
|03/12/11||BUZZ2||Hwoyee 1600g||40986 m (134468 ft)||Brightwalton||Near Bruges, Belgium||Was UK #1 altitude|
|20/05/12||BUZZ6||Hwoyee 1600g||43639m (143172 ft)||Elsworth||Nottingham||H2. #2 World Record|
Gear I use: Bodies: Nikon D-SLR’s / Lenses: Nikon, Sigma, Tokina, Vivitar
Filters: Hoya UV & Polarizing / Flash: Nikon Speed-lights / Bag: Lowe Pro
Tripods & Heads: Manfrotto / Grips, Triggers, Timers, Batteries etc: BandH
Editing Plug-in: Topaz Labs Noise Reduction, HDR, B&W Conversion & more!
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