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Server Upgrade

Today I upgraded the site to a sever with twice the power as the last one.  I hope this will decrease the page load times during heavy traffic nights.  More news to come later. -Troy

New Poker Flat Rockets for 2015

Anyone that is interested in more Poker Flat Rockets should read this article that was posted in the local paper a few days ago. -Troy

Back online for the 2014-15 season.

Today I was finally able to fix my DNS issues and restart the camera for the 2014-15 season. Lets hope its another great year for the aurora. More news to come soon. -Troy

New Live Stream/ What I know about this rocket

From what I've been told they are going to hold off on the rocket until the 24th. Here are a few useful links related to the UAF Poker Flat rocket launch. I also have a timelapse from 2003 that shows what it should look like from the webcam.

Links

UAF Poker Flat 2014 Launch Schedule

2014 Samara Mission Blog 
I find that this is currently not up to date if the informaiton I've been told is correct.

Live Stream from Poler Flats   
I have never watch this stream while they are launching a rocket. I'm not really sure where the stream is, How it will play out and if it will be on when they go to launch the rocket. As far as I can tell so far it is a bunch of guys setting around in chairs.

Rocket Launch Sample from Dec 2003

rocket

Some rocket photos Ive taken in the past:

troybirdsall rocket-2 troybirdsall rocket-4

troybirdsall rocket-1

Broken code removed. Site loads faster? E-mail for support.

I have had some issues with the site hanging on page load. I found a broken link to a background image that I had on the site. Anyone remember? I have since removed this broken code and think that maybe it has helped increase the load time for the site. If anyone is still having troubles please e-mail me to get support. -Troy

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  • Troy : Ashely this could be a issue with your browsers cache/ cookies. If you clear your cache it should help.
  • Myra : Always try again mine does that some times
  • Ashleyblake8 : Mine is saying Membership required but I am logged in!?
  • Myra : Pretty colors
  • Troy : It's back online. I was messing with the camera mount.
  • Myra : no picture shows on player
  • Myra : Great streams of green
  • Myra : Great sky again
  • Myra : Such a wonderful sky 8:00 am est.
  • george2624 : Stars and aurora, good way to start the work week!
  • Barbara : Working for me on iPad
  • marymartha : No image. Am I the only one?
  • Troy : no problem. If anyone has questions that I didn't answer please feel free to contact me through the site E - mail. I will try to respond asap.
  • GaryShimko : Thanks for the reply Troy.
  • Troy : The last few days have been awesome. I will come and talk more later when I have more time. bye for now.
  • Troy : rseinfeld, Logo is on the West side. The front of the camera is currently facing North West. This summer I hope to install a moving mount to have the camera follow the aurora
  • Troy : Quality is also reduced to 480p. I've been told in the next few months I maybe able to get DSL up here. After that things could improve
  • Troy : GrayShimko due to my less than ideal internet connection the webcam puts out between 1 - 3 frames per sec.
  • Barbara : I love this camera angle
  • marymartha : Bossy, it's just my observation. no real knowledge. I assume and hope that anyone else on this site will post helpful comments and observations. Always helps.

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