Monday, October 17, 2016

Antares OA-5 viewing

The rocket was clearly visible from my front yard. The first stage was brighter than the 2nd, probably because it was dropping from view as the rocket proceeded down range. I had a point-and-shoot camera on a tripod with the longest aperture I could get (8 sec.). The results were less than spectacular as the photos were shaky. I don't know if the act of pushing the button got the tall, cheap tripod shaking slightly or if the camera's autofocus made it jiggle. Oh well, there are plenty of good photos already out there. I'm sure this isn't the last Wallops night launch...until next time.