Delta II Rocket Launch, Vandenberg AFB, CA

March 29, 1998, 10:02 PST

Exposure: 60+ seconds each frame.
Film: K-Mart Imation ISO 400 color print
Lens: Tamaron 28mm-200mm f/3.5 at 28mm.
Location: Goleta, CA, 42 miles ESE of launch point.
The right frame shows the rocket entering Orion just above Betelgeuse. In the left frame the second stage ignites past Beletgeuse and arcs over Sirius in Canis Major and begins to enter Puppis. Larger images are available here.

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