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Bazooka Joe Vs The U.F.O.

Wow, what's that up in the sky? It's brighter than a planet and it sure ain't a plane.

Wow, what’s that up in the sky? It’s brighter than a planet and it sure ain’t a plane.

Luckily, I had just attached a pair of 2X teleconverters to Bazooka Joe and fitted them with the Canon EF mount earlier today, because I'd been missing Black Helicopters and wanted to be ready. 3200mm of magnification action is what was needed to decipher this incredibly bright, almost stationary object in the sky...

Luckily, I had just attached a pair of 2X teleconverters to Bazooka Joe and fitted them with the Canon EF mount earlier today, because I’d been missing Black Helicopters and wanted to be ready. 3200mm of magnification action is what was needed to decipher this incredibly bright, almost stationary object in the sky…

Hmmn, exposure too long and F-stop too wide, and the thing actually is moving awfully fast, but it's a weather balloon.

Hmmn, exposure too long and F-stop too wide, and the thing actually is moving awfully fast, but it’s a weather balloon.

exposure still too long to get the fast-moving balloon to freeze in the frame, but you can see a little more detail now. By the time I got my exposure time set right, the sun had gone behind the horizon and the balloon had vanished. I'll be looking for the UFO sighting reports in the paper tomorrow. :D

exposure still too long to get the fast-moving balloon to freeze in the frame, but you can see a little more detail now. By the time I got my exposure time set right, the sun had gone behind the horizon and the balloon had vanished. I’ll be looking for the UFO sighting reports in the paper tomorrow. :D

Updated: September 2, 2013 — 8:31 pm

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  1. I think you’re working for the government. That thing took my friend’s wife’s co-worker on board and did horrible things to him.

  2. http://www.abc15.com/dpp/weather/weather_news/valley-residents-curious-over-large-glowing-device-floating-high-in-night-sky

    “The National Weather Service in Phoenix confirmed that it was a student research balloon, part of the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility.

    HASP 643N, the balloon’s official name, launched from the Physical Science Lab at New Mexico State University. located north of Roswell, N.M. That’s approximately 471 miles away from Phoenix or some 412 nautical miles.”

  3. Roswell, huh? Lots of mysterious flying objects come out of Roswell.

  4. I calculate the f stop as f128!!

    1. You may be right. I had the lens set at F11, but with all that extra glass, who knows? :D

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