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Offline Antares

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus OA-5 Launch viewing
« Reply #20 on: 10/17/2016 05:17 PM »
Helps with the E_c calculations.
If I like something on NSF, it's probably because I know it to be accurate.  Every once in a while, it's just something I agree with.  Facts generally receive the former.

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus OA-5 Launch viewing
« Reply #21 on: 10/17/2016 05:43 PM »
Helps with the E_c calculations.

Shouldn't those be lower with the new version of the rocket?

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus OA-5 Launch viewing
« Reply #22 on: 10/17/2016 05:54 PM »
I'm not going to make it tonight... meeting this afternoon I can't duck. Next time, and best of luck for a successful launch.

-Bob

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus OA-5 Launch viewing
« Reply #23 on: 10/17/2016 09:32 PM »
At Ferry Landing.
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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus OA-5 Launch viewing
« Reply #24 on: 10/17/2016 09:39 PM »
At Ferry Landing.

Looks like a gorgeous evening.  Wish I was there.  Please do report back on how crowded it gets, with Arbuckle Neck closed.  Thanks!

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus OA-5 Launch viewing
« Reply #25 on: 10/17/2016 09:50 PM »
So far just 100 or so; easy nearby parking. But the mosquitos (and other bugs) are clearly the dominant species.
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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus OA-5 Launch viewing
« Reply #26 on: 10/17/2016 10:11 PM »
 How does one get to the ferry landing ?

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus OA-5 Launch viewing
« Reply #27 on: 10/17/2016 10:23 PM »
I found my own answer. Point breeze lane looks near it.
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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus OA-5 Launch viewing
« Reply #28 on: 10/17/2016 11:23 PM »
Definitely much more crowded now. And with temp dropping, so haze/fog increasing over the marsh :(
« Last Edit: 10/18/2016 12:49 AM by wjbarnett »
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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus OA-5 Launch viewing
« Reply #29 on: 10/17/2016 11:59 PM »
Just saw the first stage burn through MECO, barely visible low in the Southwest through the hazy clouds from up here just outside of Boston. Not a spectacular show but gratifying nonetheless.

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus OA-5 Launch viewing
« Reply #30 on: 10/18/2016 04:09 AM »
My launch view from a rooftop in Washington, DC

EDIT: Download GIF for animation.  Also attached composite.

EDIT 2.0:  Not sure that GIF is working.  It can also be found here:  https://imgur.com/gTAZIZG
« Last Edit: 10/18/2016 03:52 PM by jsmjr »

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus OA-5 Launch viewing
« Reply #31 on: 10/18/2016 06:52 AM »
View (video) of the launch from the old ferry dock/landing (excuse the wobbly overloaded and overextended tripod)


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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus OA-5 Launch viewing
« Reply #32 on: 10/18/2016 04:47 PM »
Wish I could of made the trip, next time. :-)
Had to move the camera during the exposure I was a bit out of the field of view.

View from Coatesville, PA
« Last Edit: 10/18/2016 04:48 PM by FXM »

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus OA-5 Launch viewing
« Reply #33 on: 10/19/2016 02:13 PM »
View (video) of the launch from the old ferry dock/landing (excuse the wobbly overloaded and overextended tripod)
Great vid. Thanks for posting. My pics didin't come out well (overexposed). I did meet up with smith5se. Clearly we need an NSF banner or dinner gathering next time!
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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus OA-5 Launch viewing
« Reply #34 on: 10/19/2016 06:18 PM »
At Ferry Landing.

You wouldn't happen to be the guy in a plaid shirt with a spotting scope, would you? I was the guy with tripod mounted binoculars set up to the right of the guy with the huge, camouflage-wrapped telephoto lens.

That was such an awesome experience (my first). I met some really great people. It's a shame about the Arbuckle closure, because the ferry dock location did get pretty packed within the last 45min or so. I was the third person there when I arrived at 2pm, however. I don't have any great equipment and very limited experience, but I did capture a decent long exposure from launch to MECO (edit: I haven't tried to enchance it yet)

And here's my video if anyone's interested/bored:
« Last Edit: 10/19/2016 06:20 PM by Svenry »

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Re: Orbital ATK's Antares/Cygnus OA-5 Launch viewing
« Reply #35 on: 10/20/2016 12:03 AM »
Yes, that was me, right at the start of the dock. Sarah was the one with small child and dog in tow. I was checking NSF and @NASASpaceFlight tweets the whole time...
« Last Edit: 10/20/2016 12:04 AM by wjbarnett »
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