SpaceX Falcon Heavy Second Stage Burn
Taken by Don Davis on February 6, 2018 @ Palm Springs CA
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Exposure Time: 1/6
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 6400
Date Taken: 2018:02:06 19:17:31
 
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When I first saw it to the SW appearing over the mountains it was about the full Moon in apparent width, 1/2 degree. It first appeared as a comet like object, like a light in a fog. I rushed in to get binocs, through them the rocket, fairly leisurely like a satellite in its speed, had symmetrical rays fanning up and down. It expanded and brightened and suddenly became more of a cone shape as it reached its nearest point almost due south, roughly 40 degrees high. I took long exposure photos hand held as it passed, and when it reached SSE the engine cut off, a vaguely loop shaped faint expanding cloud dissipating around the fading remnants of the brighter conical plume. The photos show the early and late stages of the plume.
Canon EOS T21, ISO 6400, 1/8-1/3 sec exposures.
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