[AZ-Observing] Re: Another Big Balloon On Its Way

  • From: "tpolakis@xxxxxxx" <tpolakis@xxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 21:08:53 -0400

Currently due north about 15 degrees above the horizon from Tempe.  It is
really worth a look with a scope, even at 20x.  The payload is readily
visible as a very shiny point below the balloon.  I estimated its size as 5
arcminutes, which at a distance of 75 miles makes the balloon roughly 600
feet from top to bottom.


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