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Pete Lardizabal

Location of Photo:

Canaveral National Seashore, FL

Date/Time of photo:

2:30pm EST 11/16/09


Astro-Physics 130EDF Gran Turismo, TV 2x barlow, Canon 30D, on a home made ALT/AZ mount.


This image captures the moment the pyro charges detonate to separate the SRBs from the External tank. The location is as far down the east coast of Florida that civilians can get to view a shuttle launch. This oblique view was captured one mile north of a NASA telescope viewing the launch. A portion of the NASA replay captures a similar view.


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