High Altitude Weather Balloon

over Payson

Uploaded 9/3/07

 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.

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Camera: Canon 10D 6.3Mp Lens: 100-400mm f/5.6 L Platform: Balcony railing Exposure: AE Filters: UV Location: Payson, Az Elevation: 5200 ft. Outside Temperature: 75 F Processing: Photoshop CS2 HOME


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