Howard Cohen
Image taken:
Apr. 5, 2010
Location:
Gainesville, Florida, USA, 129 miles from Cape.
Details:
Although 129 miles from Cape, shuttle launches from North Central Florida are often spectacular. Time lapse photo (exposure 190 seconds, beginning 6:22:52 a.m. EDT at f/8). Camera Canon EOS 5 Mark II, lens focal length 28 mm, ISO 800. Slightly cropped and processed to reduce sky brightness and landscape background. The bright "star" seen rising (lower right) is Jupiter. Second photo shows enlarged section of first photo showing shuttle and contrail heading NW.
 
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