The random pictures of evilmike

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Where do you live that you got to see a rocket taking off this morning? Or was that an older picture?
 
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Where do you live that you got to see a rocket taking off this morning? Or was that an older picture?
It's last night's SpaceX launch of a resupply flight to the space station.

The picture is from about 30 miles south of the launch pad (which gives you some idea where I am). I would have tried for a closer vantage point, but the weather only had a favorable probability of 60%. Those sort of probabilities usually end up as "launch scrubbed followed by rain on the way home."
 

Dave

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I was unaware they were still doing this in the US. I know deep down that we still have a space program (the Mars mission is a good example) but it just...feels dead.
 
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I was unaware they were still doing this in the US. I know deep down that we still have a space program (the Mars mission is a good example) but it just...feels dead.
Unfortunately, the level of activity is not what it once was, but there is still some. This October is unusually active: a global positioning satellite, a ISS supply mission test, and a military launch at the end of the month.
 
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What kind of camera do you use?
The last two pictures are on a Canon 60D with a 70mm-300mm lens. (I'm still trying to work up the learning curve on that camera.)

The earlier pictures were done with an old Fuji s100fs. It's a pretty good bridge camera, but it does have a number of quirks.
 
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I desperately want a higher end Camera. My cannon 550D isnt BAD...it...it just can't do some things that I want it to.
 
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