Estes AstroCam 110
|An aerial camera for everybody|
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The Estes AstroCam 110 is a model rocket camera for amateurs. It can be loaded with one of two different rocket propellant packages, one to reach the maximum altitude of 152 metres, the other for reaching a lower altitude. Beside a parachute for re-entry, the little rocket contains a camera for 400 ASA 110 film cartridges. The shutter release of that camera is triggered by the mechanism that pops off the nose cone to release the parachute at a high altitude. In this way one single, random, aerial photograph is made during each flight.