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Subject: [Leica] Vandenberg Launch - Dec. 5, 2013
From: leica at (Jay Burleson)
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:23:00 -0800
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Excellent, Paul.
Thanks for sharing.


On 12/6/2013 10:43 AM, Paul Roark wrote:
> I thought you might enjoy seeing a photo I took last night of an Atlas V
> launch from Vandenberg (11:13 pm launch time).
> I have put it on my web page at
> It was taken from my back yard in Solvang, CA with a Zeiss 21mm Biogon wide
> open, iso 160 with the M9.  I had the camera on a cable release (as well as
> a tripod, or course) and started the exposure when I saw the rocket come
> into the scene. I ended the exposure when the discomfort of freezing
> outweighed seeing the tiny dot disappear completely.  (That is, I cut off
> before it did.)
> Paul

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