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Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Sees the Stratollite Balloon

Images courtesy of Travis Deyoe, MLSC, and Adam Block.

Travis Deyoe of Steward Observatory’s Mount Lemmon Sky Center took this handheld photo at the f/7 focus of the 32" Schulman telescope, using a Google Pixel smartphone. It's a stack of twenty, 1/15 sec exposures and shows the first World View Enterprises Stratollite Balloon launched from the Tucson Space Port on Sunday, October 1st. For more information on the World View Enterprises Stratollite Program, see HERE. For more information on Steward Observatory’s SkyCenter, see HERE.

A full-size photo of the photo can be found HERE.