Rocket Launch to 121,000′ Of interest : 1) No stars 2) Uploader makes …

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Rocket Launch to 121,000′

Of interest :

1) No stars
2) Uploader makes point about seeing “curvature of Earth”
3) User Bob Czz is obviously knowledgable, and points out barrel distortion and the horizon, but is ridiculed. Is he you? Have you interacted with him? He might have useful information.

Has anyone performed a night balloon launch with this object in mind recently? I am considering doing that this summer when it is warmer – launching around 2AM so retrieving it might be during early morning light.

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Heliocentric theory is wrong (pt1)
Barrel distortion from a wide angle lens – put the horizon in the precise middle of the photograph and the curvature will disappear. It is an optical distortion.

Even if the earth was a ball, you would never see a curve. Each part of the horizon would be the exact same distance from you and therefore look flat. Think what a flea would see if he sat on top of a basketball. The wouldn’t be any curve. Airplane windows have multiple layers of glass which amplify this effect even more.


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