SpaceX/Iridium 3 Launch
Taken by Ken Sperber on October 9, 2017 @ Dublin, CA
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS 6D
Exposure Time: 49/10
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 400
Date Taken: 2017:10:09 13:02:25
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In the smokey sky from the deadly California fires, we observed the Vandenberg Air Force Base launch of SpaceX/Iridium 3 from Dublin, CA. We were able to see the staging of the Falcon 9 and one of the Stage 1 burns that occurred prior to its landing on a barge in the Pacific Ocean. This is the composite of 54 five-second exposures. Later, morning twilight showed the exhaust plume that had been twisted about by the upper-level winds.
Launch Details: Canon 6D, Sigma 24mm lens, f/4, ISO-400, 5 second exposures. Plume Details: Samsung Galaxy S7.
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