|Tuesday night November 19, 2013's Minotaur 1 rocket has successfully launched into orbit with a record 29 satellites aboard.
The word was that I should be able to see the launch from where I live, Neptune, New Jersey. 3 miles from the Ocean.
The launch was at Wallops Island, Virginia. It was easy to see naked eye. Very bright. I managed to get 7 good shots. And I did
this from the deck of my home. Never went to the Ocean. The first shot is
about 10 or so seconds after launch. I placed the photos in the order that I took them. 3 pictures on this page.
|This is the first shot taken. It was 8:17PM. Camera: Canon Xsi, Canon 18-55mm Lens @ 55mm, 10 second exposure.
|Notice the smoke trail. 8:18PM.
Camera: Canon Xsi, Canon 18-55mm Lens @ 55mm, 10 second exposure.
|Notice the smoke trail.
8:18PM. Camera: Canon Xsi, Canon 18-55mm Lens @ 55mm, 13 second exposure.