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Offline mike robel

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Personal Launch photos/comments
« on: 09/27/2007 01:17 PM »
I am opening this so we have a single thread for personal photos.  I was at the beach at 06:30, watching Dawn Break, waves and tide rolling in.  Nice clear weather, some clouds, the pelican demonstration teams in attendance skirting the waves, and a nice crowd.  Nice throaty roar from the booster when the sounds waves traveled to Cape Canaveral.

Will post my photos when I get home from work, but wanted to get this one open.

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Re: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #1 on: 09/28/2007 12:03 AM »
Sorry for the delay.  I expected others might have posted.  Any way, here goes.

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Re: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #2 on: 09/29/2007 05:47 AM »
Very nice pictures!

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Re: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #3 on: 09/29/2007 02:51 PM »
They couldn't have timed this launch any better.  It quite literally launched into dawn and straight towards the rising sun.

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Re: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #4 on: 09/29/2007 04:20 PM »
Mike...doesn't get much better than that...great looking background and a fantastic launch!

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Re: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #5 on: 10/11/2007 12:59 AM »
Atlas V Launch on 10/10/2007.  Nice Launch, though I don't get as close as I do for the Delta II's.  Might have to try Titusville for the next one across the river from the VAB.

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Re: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #6 on: 10/11/2007 03:59 AM »
Mike, which Delta II was that?
ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS...

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Re: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #7 on: 10/11/2007 04:26 AM »
Your spot on 528 is actually closer to 41 than Titusville is, by about a mile or a little more :-)

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Re: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #8 on: 10/11/2007 12:05 PM »
The Delta launch launch was Delta II Dawn

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Re: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #9 on: 10/11/2007 05:44 PM »
Correct on all.

http://www.launchphotography.com/Launch_Viewing_Information.html

They don't like people using those bleachers by the gate anymore. I always recommend the bend in the road for A5 and D4.

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Re: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #10 on: 10/12/2007 05:16 AM »
Ben, I wonder if you could tell us about your shot of last night's launch- without giving away any trade secrets, of course.  :)
What's intriguing is the star streaks look like there's maybe 20 or 30 minutes of exposure there (?) - then the rocket itself with maybe 12 - 15 seconds of its climb.  
How'd you do that?
I can only guess it was one very long exposure on very slow film.... or assembled from mulitple images?

Very cool!

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Re: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #11 on: 10/12/2007 11:44 AM »
It's one image, started about 25 minutes before launch. The exposure captures the entire launch as well (from liftoff to Centaur); it just went directly away from us where we were so there is no 'arc.' You can just barely see a couple of faint streaks as it heads downrange towards the top to the left of the main ascent. Thanks!

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Re: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #12 on: 10/12/2007 09:37 PM »

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mike robel - 11/10/2007 7:05 AM The Delta launch launch was Delta II Dawn

Hey!  Our (Orbital Sciences) first deep-space spacecraft!!!

ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS...

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Re: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #13 on: 10/15/2007 04:50 PM »
The Launch of Themis last spring from (freezing cold) Coco Beach, right at sunset...

Simon ;)

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Re: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #14 on: 10/17/2007 11:42 PM »
Shots from this morning for the Delta II GPS Launch.  I almost didn't go to work on accout the beach was so nice.  A little windy today.

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RE: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #15 on: 12/19/2007 04:36 AM »
great shots!

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Re: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #16 on: 12/20/2007 01:34 AM »
My sole launch photo is a rare one, an SS-18 Dnepr flight from Baikonur:

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/2957196.jpg

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Re: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #17 on: 12/20/2007 06:04 AM »
Here's some shots I took when I visited Florida for the STS-117 launch.  I watched Atlantis go up from the KSC Visitor Center.

I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #18 on: 12/20/2007 08:55 PM »
THEMIS from Orlando.  Didn't catch any of the lower parts of the flight because the camera was dead.  By the time the batteries were changed it a bit late.

I was not originally planning to be there for this but since it was delayed a day I was.  Unfortunately we weren't able to get out to the Cape in time.

Still an added bonus to the vacation though!
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STS-125 DREAMS in HD!

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RE: Personal Launch photos/comments
« Reply #19 on: 12/20/2007 09:08 PM »
STS-118 / Endeavour launch as seen from Titusville...




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