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by scopdrvr
Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Why haven't any tracks been found yet?
Replies: 25
Views: 24442

Wow! Each movie frame bites only 5 microns? That's the width of a red blood cell! I fervently hope when the bad focus movies are retaken, that they increase the depth to 10 microns at least! I don't think it will affect our ability to identify tracks, and it should allow almost all of the movies to ...
by scopdrvr
Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?"
Replies: 1355
Views: 938508

Sunnydaves: I think they're inclusions, too. None of them stays in focus to the bottom of the focus range, and they're multiple, at multiple levels. The odds of multiple tracks in one movie are miniscule (just like the particles :lol: ).
by scopdrvr
Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: "I found a cute, funny, interesting, etc. movie"
Replies: 738
Views: 593073

jsmaje, did you click on it as a possible track? I would in case it might be a low-angle one!

Also, I wonder how clean the air filters in the scope room are--we're seeing lots of terrestrial dust for a "clean" environment, it seems!

And the search goes on... 8)
by scopdrvr
Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?"
Replies: 1355
Views: 938508

I can view the same movie from both links in your last message. I see on the right side a couple of dark spots that seem to be in focus for too many frames to be inclusions. Maybe they are small tracks, but they don't go all the way down to the last frame as I see it on my monitor. I may not be seei...
by scopdrvr
Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?"
Replies: 1355
Views: 938508

Howie's movies

Howie: I'm not sure if you want feedback on these 2 movies or not, but in case you do, my opinion is that 8989575V1 is showing inclusions, no tracks. The second movie 5964203V1 shows what I think is surface debris on the right and near the left edge. And I think elainekeefe has a real track on 75411...
by scopdrvr
Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:10 am
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: "There's a problem with this focus movie"
Replies: 564
Views: 411398

Refreshing has never worked for me. I almost always try to evaluate the movie as is. Will try your suggestion, jsmaje!
by scopdrvr
Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: "I found a cute, funny, interesting, etc. movie"
Replies: 738
Views: 593073

Micrometeorite?

Anyone else think this could be a micrometeorite (upper right corner)? If you have other ideas, I'd sure like to hear them!

http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... =1241450V1
by scopdrvr
Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Tutorial/Examples/CMs
Replies: 9
Views: 10465

I always find your posts interesting. I have to say, I find the tracks in new CM's easier to spot. The background is smoother, and they almost always have that telltale black "cloud" just before they come into view. They pretty much just jump right out at you. Might the black "cloud" above tracks i...
by scopdrvr
Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Stardust@home Suggestion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 308207

Suggestion for deeper focus field

Many inclusions appear at the bottom of the focus field, and a fair number of movies are "bad focus". For the areas not yet examined, and for the regions that need repeat focus movies, I have a suggestion. Might the team consider increasing the increments between each frame of the focus movie by, sa...
by scopdrvr
Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Debris? - 635834V1
Replies: 7
Views: 10049

This looks exactly like the kind of dust particle I see often on my slides at the hospital. There I just blow it off (literally!) :)
by scopdrvr
Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Vista Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 6682

I can only tell you what I have heard--that Vista is not entirely compatible with a lot of current applications, that there are problems with the new Internet Explorer version that comes with Vista, and that it will be some time before vendors make compatible software. The hospital where I work will...
by scopdrvr
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: HOWIE HERE,,,FIXED MY PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 8587

java error messages are gone!

Tonight I got not one Java error message for movies loading without all the frames. Just got the usual white frame for the missing ones. Did Stardust change something? Because I don't have Earthlink like Howie, and I don't see any other mention of a solution being applied. It speeds things up consid...
by scopdrvr
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Increase depth between frames to increase total depth
Replies: 1
Views: 4072

Increase depth between frames to increase total depth

Sorry if this suggestion has already been made. I haven't had time to read all the suggestions in the suggestion thread. Here it is: Since tracks stay in focus for 10 or more frames, generally, why not increase the focus distance between each frame of the movie by, say, 50% or even 100%? Then I woul...
by scopdrvr
Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Mala tempora currunt
Replies: 9
Views: 10091

McAngus

Dear McAngus, You certainly have my prayers for you and your wife. May God give you all the strength you need to take this difficult journey. May Jesus Himself heal your bride and draw you both closer to each other and to Him through this experience. Please let us know how things are going. And feel...