23 Oct 2016

A still image that is so beautiful: Antares rocket launch long exposure

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We don't normally cover still photography in RedShark but in this case we couldn't resist. And why not? It's an amazing photograph

 We like spaceflight and astronomy at RedShark - you’ve probably noticed. So we make no apology for publishing this sublime photograph of the Antares rocket launch that was visible along much of the East Coast of the US.

This long exposure - three minutes - shows the trajectory of the rocket and, because so much of the trail is visible, it gives an unusually spectacular perspective on what is still one of the riskiest but also the most thrilling of man’s endeavours in technology.

(Picture is by Reddit user Jardeon)

There’s nothing else to say here: just enjoy it for what it is. The rather less aesthetically pleasing launch video is below.




David Shapton

David is the Editor In Chief of RedShark Publications. He's been a professional columnist and author since 1998, when he started writing for the European Music Technology magazine Sound on Sound. David has worked with professional digital audio and video for the last 25 years.

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