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Falcon9 OG2 launch and landing by Space X

24 Dec 2015, 17:34 UTC
Falcon9 OG2 launch and landing by Space X
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Anatomy of the coolest streak shot I’ve ever taken:
By: Michael Seeley
This image is a composite of 4 images taken of the SpaceX #Falcon9 #OG2 launch and landing. The image I posted about 45 minutes after launch is a composite of the first and last images I took during this sequence.
First, my thanks to my wife Jennifer for putting up with my forced march to Jetty Park but in particular for driving us home after so I could process the images. As a result, I thought I had one of the first streaks posted, but in fact the ever-capable John Studwell beat me (with a truly stunning shot – well done John) by about 15 minutes. (Later I would see Jared Haworth’s on social media – his shot is amazing – my shot was posted before his only for reasons you’ll have to ask him about. He is my superior at speed-processing and uploading, so it was really unusual that my photo was up before his.) I blame my obsession with trying to clean the image of the blue squiggly lines from the people using cell phones (you didn’t need to hold them over your heads, people) in ...

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