Only a couple of times in my life have I had such a profound experience.
I've been wandering around today in a daze because of this. It just completely blew my mind.
I'd really forgotten how cool the sun looks in the H-alpha wavelength. I was going to be finishing the video on floating skyscrapers which loads of people sent me today. But its tough to debunk such a stupid idea on aprils fools day.... so I got out the solar telescope. In this case I was using a 40mm coronado telescope. However I've ordered a semi-professional instrument for the eclipse this year in the america. Here I was just pointing a camera into the eyepiece. Theres plenty of room for improvement there too. I wont be adding this video to the patreon supported feed, however if you want to support this channel directly, pateron is the way to do it. https://www.patreon.com/Thunderf00t
Ball park numbers, people are about 2 meters tall. Dimes, 5 pence pieces, or eurocents are all about 1 millimeter thick. The ratio of 1m to 1 mm is 1000. If you drop a further factor of 1000 down on mms you get to microns (one millionth of a meter). The entire visible spectrum have wavlengths of about 0.4 to 0.8 microns. Turns out thermal cameras are essentially black and white cameras. They just measure intensity. However thanks to a neat trick, you can actually estimate the temperature of an object by how much infrared radiation its giving off. The infrared region in which thermal cameras see is about 1 to 14 microns. In actuality, thermal cameras break this up into the near, mid and far IR. So my camera see in the 7-14 micron region. Many thanks to all those who supported this work through Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/Thunderf00t
Sometimes science can be expensive!!! I frequent deal with stable isotopes which can happily reach tens of thousands of dollars per gram. In this case ~$70 000 per gram for 41K. In this case I only had about 1/3rd of a gram. Now it might seem like a lot, but bear in mind this is not really something you can sell. The market for 41K in the entire world is almost nothing. Indeed the only thing that gives it value is it costs so much to make it. Thankfully, this stuff did good work! We got some of the best measurements on the hydration of potassium in the world!! Indeed they were good enough to highlight some of the previous knowledge about 41K, to the point where I had to bring this sample out of retirement and send it back to the reactor to check the properties of the nucleus. I wont be adding this to the patreon feed, but many thanks to all those who support this channel! https://www.patreon.com/Thunderf00t
3000 mile sun flat earth lies music by https://soundcloud.com/wiriamufirippu emily's channel and video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5qWXP7WIlE&t=2s
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