Altitude Weather Balloon
| Just after sunset, we noticed
a brilliant not quite stellar beacon floating in the eastern
sky. Closer examination with binoculars revealed it was a huge
weather balloon up beyond 100,000 feet altitude probably launched
from New Mexico. Here is the shot we took of the balloon against
a deepening blue sky with the 400mm, enlarged in the inset.
Camera: Canon 10D 6.3Mp
Lens: 100-400mm f/5.6 L
Platform: Balcony railing
Location: Payson, Az
Elevation: 5200 ft.
Outside Temperature: 75 F
Processing: Photoshop CS2