An amazing video showing a weather Balloon flight to the Stratosphere. Cameras were installed in a box attached to a weather balloon to get high-altitude images of the Earth. Published by the J. W. Astronomy channel.
Near the equator, the stratosphere starts at as high as 20 km (66,000 feet; 12 mi), around 10 km (33,000 feet; 6.2 mi) at midlatitudes, and at about 7 km (23,000 feet; 4.3 mi) at the poles.
If you are interested in amateur astronomy, I strongly recommend that you follow Julian Weßel’s J. W. Astronomy channel on YouTube.
Julian Weßel is an astrophotographer living in Gladbeck, Germany.
“At the age of 18 I purchased my first Newtonian telescope and the views through it made me feel addicted to astronomy and it became a big part of my life.”
“After that, I decided to share this experience and started capturing what I saw with my DSLR. Obviously, it worked out and every day there are new Astro enthusiastic people who share this excitement with me.”
“And I hope you will follow on my journey, too!”
How to build your own weather balloon spacecraft
There’s also an amazing guide of how to take Earth photos using a weather balloon: “How to build your own weather balloon spacecraft” on lifelisted.com.
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