Rocket Launch
Taken by Jack Jewell on September 2, 2015 @ Cape Canaveral, FL
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  Camera Used: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D800E
Exposure Time: 1/4
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 800
Date Taken: 2015:09:02 08:17:12
 
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While flying to Florida to visit my aging father near Cape Canaveral, a fellow passenger informed me of a rocket launch the next day. Inflight wi-fi revealed a 6am launch time and 7am sunrise (actual launch ~6:17). Ive seen enough launches just before sunrise (or sunset) to know that sunlit rocket plumes against a darkish sky can be magical. Armed with photogear for the upcoming Aldebaran reappearance, my sister and I got up at 4am, parked at the NASA causeway, and climbed up the grassy hill for better vantage. What followed blew our, and everyones, minds. Launchpad at lower left.
Nikon D800E, 15mm, f/3.2, 1/4sec, ISO 800.
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The bright star like object down below the cloud is actually in the planet Venus getting more and more brilliant each morning
Posted by STS 51-L 2015-09-04 04:35:20
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