Monday, October 8, 2018

SpaceX West Coast Night Launch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg AFB near Ventura, CA. The early evening launched was made spectacular by high altitude sunlight reflecting the rocket's gases over Los Angeles. I used a Canon DSLR with a 100-400mm zoom lens.
ISO was 6400 and exposures were 1/80s @ f.4.5.
Camera was handheld.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2018
Booster separation.

Falcon 9 before stage separation over downtown L.A.

Booster separation.