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Old 08-22-2019, 06:47 AM
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Default Delta 4 Launch photo this am

Photo shot from my front yard about 9:06 am edt today.Canon 400 mm f5.6 on Canon 7d body, handheld, f 5.6 at 1/1600.

Last Delta 4 medium configuration carrying a USAF GPS 3 satellite. All future Delta 4's will be the "heavy" triple core configuration.


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Cool shot!
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Great shot! I missed it this morning.
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Beautiful launch, and a great shot there......thanks for sharing!
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Great pic! I missed it this morning. In Tallahassee helping my GF move her daughter to FSU.
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
Great pic! I missed it this morning. In Tallahassee helping my GF move her daughter to FSU.
Smart GF and smart daughter!

We just bought a condo on the beach in Stuart and we have roof access so I need to start paying attention to any launches, especially the night ones.

Pretty far away, I know, but my new Leupold 10X binocs will help.......

Great shot!
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Is there a link to sign up for emails for these launches?
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Great photo. I watched the launch from the beach in Stuart. Night launches are best but morning ones are good because they reflect the sun.
i use the free “Launch Console” app to find out what is going on.
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Originally Posted by Lobstercatcher229 View Post
Is there a link to sign up for emails for these launches?
https://www.floridatoday.com/space/ is the best source I know.

That is the local newspaper for the Space Coast
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Originally Posted by Gary M View Post
Smart GF and smart daughter!

We just bought a condo on the beach in Stuart and we have roof access so I need to start paying attention to any launches, especially the night ones.

Pretty far away, I know, but my new Leupold 10X binocs will help.......

Great shot!
You can see a launch from Stuart pretty easily, you just have to know when to be watching.You won't hear them there like we do but you could see them in the sky.

https://www.floridatoday.com/space/
Has good info.

I watched a Titan iV launch from the roof of my condo on A1A south of Boca when I lived down there back in the 90's Looked like it was launching from Town Center Mall.Saw a Delta launch from somewhere near Key Largo back in the 80's.
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Todays Delta 4 Medium 2 weighed over 300 tons and was > 210' long.
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We had one of our techs on standby during the launch.

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Great pic! How loud is the launch? What does it sound like?
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Originally Posted by Bob1957 View Post
Great pic! How loud is the launch? What does it sound like?
I live about 12 miles south of the Delta 4 Launch Complex 37. From here a launch sounds like a large military jet taking off. The sound continues until after the rocket is no longer visible.

Shuttles rattled my windows and LC39 is about 3 mile further north.

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