Posted 22 February 2007 - 06:15 AM
Posted 22 February 2007 - 07:52 AM
That shot is a one in a Billion.... Absolutely Awesome.
Posted 22 February 2007 - 09:31 AM
Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:39 AM
I say to people that you have to be lucky to be outside on a clear night and see something like this, then you have to be even luckier to have camera equipment with you, but to be exposing the exact part of sky that this upper stage rocket decides to blow up in has gotta be in the millions.
I'm getting a lotto ticket this week because my luck is up.
Just so everyone understands the physics of that photo, it started off as a point of light (where it is smallest on the right, this is where the explosion happened), then it slowly moved to the left and expanded. Because this was a thirty minute exposure it has given the impression of a fast moving meteor or comet, though this is wrong. This object was moving very slowly and moved from right to left.
I have been inundated with emails from all over the world, it has been amazing. Two emails came from NASA (not including APOD), one from NASA's Orbital Debris Program asking me when and where I was. It's been a real buzz.
Ray aka Raydar
Posted 22 February 2007 - 01:10 PM
Posted 22 February 2007 - 02:13 PM
Film is definitely not dead!
Now if they could just make a home developer that could process photos cheaply.
Posted 23 February 2007 - 03:56 PM
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Posted 01 March 2007 - 11:36 AM
I like how you framed the shot so the booster breakup didn't cover the nebula. Well planned...
lol, yes I had one hand guiding the telescope and the other on the detonator. I just waited until it was where I wanted it.
Posted 18 March 2007 - 05:05 AM