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Apr 25, 2021 20:32 |  #1

4-minute exposure from 10 seconds prior to ignition - first stage cut-off/separation and second stage start-up are recorded by gap just beyond the peak of the arc launch path


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Apr 25, 2021 20:43 |  #2

Very cool shot. Nicely done.


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Apr 25, 2021 22:12 |  #3

Wow - awesome record of this event.:-)

How did you plan/estimate that the loop of the trajectory would fit in the frame so nicely?

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Apr 25, 2021 22:13 |  #4

that's a really nice approach on this, well done!


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Apr 26, 2021 04:30 |  #5

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Wow - awesome record of this event.:-)

How did you plan/estimate that the loop of the trajectory would fit in the frame so nicely?

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Dennis, I have been to a number of SpaceX and ULA launches in the last 2 years, so I had a very good idea of the direction the rocket would go. The 8mm lens afforded full coverage of the sky in that direction, and I cropped to center more precisely.


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Apr 26, 2021 04:37 |  #6

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that's a really nice approach on this, well done!

Thank you. I am honored to receive your compliment. I was fortunate to have a great angle from the bank of the Indian River in Titusville, a minimally clouded sky, and a pre-dawn launch time that was just right. The umbrella provided by the small layer of clouds right over the cape also contributed to the catch. This was my second attempt at this kind of shot, the first of which stopped prematurely when I bumped the shutter button on my remote in the excitement of the moment at the previous manned launch. :-)


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Apr 26, 2021 11:52 |  #7

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4-minute exposure from 10 seconds prior to ignition - first stage cut-off/separation and second stage start-up are recorded by gap just beyond the peak of the arc launch path
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That's awesome, thanks for sharing !

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Apr 26, 2021 13:42 |  #8

Truly awesome. Practice makes perfect as you have shown.


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That's awesome, thanks for sharing !

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Truly awesome. Practice makes perfect as you have shown.

SynJohn, thank you for your comment and generous allowance of "perfect" in this instance.


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Apr 28, 2021 22:29 |  #11

Amazing shot with everything perfect in the shot.

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Apr 28, 2021 22:31 |  #12

What were the lights in the centre under the cloud just above the horizon?

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Apr 29, 2021 04:50 as a reply to  @ Pagman's post |  #13

Pagman, those lights are Pad 39B designated for NASA SLS launches. The Vertical Assembly Building used for Saturn V will be assembly site for SLS with the long rollout to 39B a la the Apollo moon missions. The core stage for the first SLS launch arrived just yesterday by barge from Mississippi again like Saturn V.


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Apr 29, 2021 05:26 |  #14

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Apr 29, 2021 11:12 |  #15

Ridiculously good.. ߑ


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