This Time Lapse Of The SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Is Pure Magic

This Time Lapse Of The SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Is Pure Magic

When photographer Jesse Watson heard that he'd be able to view the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from his location in Yuma, Arizona, he jumped at the chance.

Though the rocket was launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California, Watson was able to get a prime view of the strange lines of stardust that trailed behind the rocket.

He'd never shot anything like this before, so to prepare, he packed four cameras and five lenses. Once his gear was ready, Watson headed to a hill that overlooks the city.

"I arrived about two hours before launch time (1827 Arizona time) to have my gear prepped and ready for action," he recalls. "I started rolling the time-lapse sequences about 45 minutes prior to launch to capture some lead in footage....

"Then after what seemed like ages, but in reality probably only a minute or two the Falcon 9 rocket blasted into the horizon and my cameras’ field of view.

"I was a little off target on my initial shot, but thanks to the high resolution aspect of shooting time-lapse on the Nikon D810 and wide angle lens, I was able to crop into the 6K time-lapse sequence and salvage the framing," he concludes.

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Via PetaPixel

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