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

  • From: "Dawn Schur" <dschur@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 19:18:16 -0700

Had to walk down the street to get a western view but it is due west of here
and about 20 degrees up...

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[mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Greg Askins
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2009 6:24 PM
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Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Another Big Balloon On Its Way


Very cool! Just looked at with two of my sons through some 15x70
binos, and it amazed them that it was approx. 600 feet tall!

Greg


On Jun 11, 2009, at 6:08 PM, tpolakis@xxxxxxx wrote:

> 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.
>
> Tom
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