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TDRS-M Launch

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Observer
Grant Privett
Time of observation
19/08/2017 - 00:27
Object
Atlas Launcher
Observing location
Playalinda Beach
Equipment
100-300mm f5.6 lens
Canon 1100D DSLR
Handheld
Exposure
1/800th
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After years of wanting to see a satellite launch I was lucky enough to recently be in Florida and see a couple  - a bit like buses. Attached is an image I took. Nothing special, I just stood on the beach with a couple of thousand others watching pelicans and terns while waiting for the main attraction. It meant getting up at 5:30am but it was worth it. 

I may have over processed this a little but it does look striking.

Must return to the states sometime for the launch of the NASA SLS which should, in its boosted version, be the loudest thing since the Saturn 5.

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