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Weather Balloon watched from a telescope.
On Thursday evening May 20th, Phil Akin in Fayetteville, GA tracked a balloon launched from the Peachtree City office in his telescope. He began tracking the balloon around 8 pm when it was approximately 50,000 feet in the air. In the first picture, you can see the string which is attached to the parachute and radiosonde. The last photgraph he took just before 9 pm, the balloon was approximately 112,000 feet in the air, and burst shortly thereafter. Mr. Akin was kind enough to provide the photographs to share with other weather enthusiasts.
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