Tag holes entirely through the aerogel

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aqueous
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Tag holes entirely through the aerogel

Post by aqueous »

Hello Bryan,

My screen name is aqueous.

Do you want us to tag holes that go completely through
the gel? I have been tagging them (esp when
symmetrical) as they may have debris left from a
particle.

Thank you for your time

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Post by mwhiz »

whoa, steady as she goes. i just marked a hole that goes all the way through the aerogel and lost a point because it was a calibration movie. ah well. just be careful.... :roll:
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Post by mover »

Holes that go through the gel? You mean like "it is in focus all the way" including above the surface?
You may have clicked on a "hole" generated by a dust speck on the microscope: most movies have one or two at the upper left corner.
I think there is an example of this in the Tutorial or in the examples (link in the VM).
Of course when it starts at the surface it could be a real hole...
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Post by mwhiz »

nono, he means the really bright spots where you can tell that the light from the microscope stage lamp is coming through a hole in the aerogel. we know about the 4 dust spots... 3 obvious ones and one that could be just a tiny smudge.
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Post by Blarrrg »

The bright spots are reflective dust. It covers that in the tutorial.

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Post by mwhiz »

blarrrg... righto, but take note of what bryan had to say.
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Post by mwhiz »

for example, this movie appears to have a hole all the way through: movie 27157
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Post by DustBuster »

Hi whiz-

I'd go with a lump of aerogel that is reflecting the light used from the bottom while the images are recorded.
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Post by mwhiz »

hmm... seems to quite a bit of disagreement about this. :wink: maybe we can get a final decision from one of the scientists?
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Post by DustBuster »

Possibly. But that is very similar to tutorials #3 and #4.
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Post by mwhiz »

ah.. point taken. what's with the confusing email from bryan then?
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Post by DustBuster »

There was no confusion (it's hard to confuse a one-word answer!).
The email states you should tag holes that go completely through the aerogel. I was only questioning the presence of a hole in the movie upthread.

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Post by bmendez »

Hi all, sorry to confuse you.

I had hoped to be able to answer aqueous more completely sooner, but you all are keeping me really busy, and it is the weekend...

Anyway, I meant yes if it actually appeared to be such a hole. But, in order to know if what aqueous saw was a hole or not we need to see the ID # of the movie in question. The movies people have been referencing here all appear to be reflective dust on the aerogel surface as described in the tutorial.

Also, this thread would be more appropriate in the Discussion forum, thus I am moving it there.

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Post by mwhiz »

would movie 22759 have a hole down in the bottom right corner? just trying to get a grip on what a hole would look like :wink:
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Post by bmendez »

mwhiz,

I'm not as expert as others on our team, but that looks to me like an aerogel fragment on the surface.

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