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Sep 13, 2021 22:03:33   #
Real Nikon Lover Loc: So Cal
 
Heads up!!! A heavy Spacex Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled for liftoff tonight. Should be a really good view. A live broadcast from Spacex will start about 15 minutes prior to launch time @ 8:55 PM. Lets hope this one makes the trip.

https://www.spacex.com

This is the 3rd launch in past three weeks. One rocket blew up over ocean, one military missile was successful and this Falcon which has been successful in past launches is the largest rocket as of late.

RNL
(Jim)

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From: On Behalf Of Launch Alert
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 12:40 PM
Subject: Launch on Schedule

Tonight's launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg SFB appears to be on schedule for 8:55 p.m. PDT. The vehicle will probably head towards the south-southeast after liftoff and generally follow the California coast. If the sky is clear, the event could be visible to the unaided eye for hundreds of miles.

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Sep 14, 2021 09:34:23   #
lamiaceae Loc: San Luis Obispo County, CA
 
Real Nikon Lover wrote:
Heads up!!! A heavy Spacex Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled for liftoff tonight. Should be a really good view. A live broadcast from Spacex will start about 15 minutes prior to launch time @ 8:55 PM. Lets hope this one makes the trip.

https://www.spacex.com

This is the 3rd launch in past three weeks. One rocket blew up over ocean, one military missile was successful and this Falcon which has been successful in past launches is the largest rocket as of late.

RNL
(Jim)

-----Original Message-----
From: On Behalf Of Launch Alert
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 12:40 PM
Subject: Launch on Schedule

Tonight's launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg SFB appears to be on schedule for 8:55 p.m. PDT. The vehicle will probably head towards the south-southeast after liftoff and generally follow the California coast. If the sky is clear, the event could be visible to the unaided eye for hundreds of miles.
Heads up!!! A heavy Spacex Falcon 9 rocket is sch... (show quote)


Did anyone photograph it? Please post. I live in Grover Beach, CA but the sky is usually overcast or foggy so sky observations during the evenings, nights, mornings, are nearly impossible most of the year.

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Sep 14, 2021 09:53:56   #
Tdearing Loc: Rockport, TX
 
Real Nikon Lover wrote:
Heads up!!! A heavy Spacex Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled for liftoff tonight. Should be a really good view. A live broadcast from Spacex will start about 15 minutes prior to launch time @ 8:55 PM. Lets hope this one makes the trip.

https://www.spacex.com

This is the 3rd launch in past three weeks. One rocket blew up over ocean, one military missile was successful and this Falcon which has been successful in past launches is the largest rocket as of late.

RNL
(Jim)

-----Original Message-----
From: On Behalf Of Launch Alert
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 12:40 PM
Subject: Launch on Schedule

Tonight's launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg SFB appears to be on schedule for 8:55 p.m. PDT. The vehicle will probably head towards the south-southeast after liftoff and generally follow the California coast. If the sky is clear, the event could be visible to the unaided eye for hundreds of miles.
Heads up!!! A heavy Spacex Falcon 9 rocket is sch... (show quote)

Just watched the video provided by the link, truly amazing. Thanks for posting.

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Sep 14, 2021 10:42:16   #
Ednsb Loc: Santa Barbara
 
So head east toward Lake Lopez. Photopills can help you find a place.

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Sep 14, 2021 10:44:58   #
MichaelStacy
 
I took pictures - from Pismo Beach. A lot of marine layer and the missile was not visible until it got fairly high - but sky still a bit hazy. This is what i got. Used Nikon D750 & Tamron 150-600.



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Sep 14, 2021 11:24:12   #
Real Nikon Lover Loc: So Cal
 
lamiaceae wrote:
Did anyone photograph it? Please post. I live in Grover Beach, CA but the sky is usually overcast or foggy so sky observations during the evenings, nights, mornings, are nearly impossible most of the year.


I was able to capture only a slight trail as I was too far away and had a poor view for trajectory. This was with rocket at 400 miles up at ~10,000 mi per hr. The moon was in direct conflict with angle of trajectory from my location so difficult to see from perpendicular view.




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Sep 14, 2021 11:27:05   #
Real Nikon Lover Loc: So Cal
 
MichaelStacy wrote:
I took pictures - from Pismo Beach. A lot of marine layer and the missile was not visible until it got fairly high - but sky still a bit hazy. This is what i got. Used Nikon D750 & Tamron 150-600.


Excellent job Michael! Great location to shoot from. I would love to shoot from Jalama Beach but I was told they clear it out when they launch.

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Sep 14, 2021 12:46:34   #
SalvageDiver Loc: Huntington Beach CA
 
Thanks for the heads up. I went out and watched from Huntington Beach, but didn't get any photos.

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Sep 14, 2021 17:14:23   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
Real Nikon Lover wrote:
I was able to capture only a slight trail as I was too far away and had a poor view for trajectory. This was with rocket at 400 miles up at ~10,000 mi per hr. The moon was in direct conflict with angle of trajectory from my location so difficult to see from perpendicular view.


Eye-catching, and a fine capture

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Sep 14, 2021 17:18:32   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
MichaelStacy wrote:
I took pictures - from Pismo Beach. A lot of marine layer and the missile was not visible until it got fairly high - but sky still a bit hazy. This is what i got. Used Nikon D750 & Tamron 150-600.


Woweee

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