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Finally, It Launched!

After being scrubbed yesterday, the ULA Atlas V launched right on time tonight. The sky was clear and cloudless, so I shot in portrait to get some star trails at the top of the frame. Every other launch I watched from here has curved off to the north (left), this one went south and right out of frame. This is a 178…

Some Test Shots

In preparation for shooting Thursday night’s ULA Atlas V launch, I went up the street to my launch viewing spot to dial in the ye olde Nikkor 50mm for night shooting. With the aperture opened all the way to f/1.4 or even at f/2, the field depth is so tight that it’s nearly impossible to focus at the infinite setting.

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