Early morning launch, full moon above arc washes out detail.
Exposure: 5 seconds, f/3.5
Film: Fuji Superia 400
Lens: Tamaron 28mm-200mm f/3.5 at 28mm.
Location: Goleta, CA, 42 miles ESE of launch point.
Additional exposures: 1 - 2 seconds.
Rocket arches over from Vandenberg, AFB, second stage ignites.
Rocket booster in direct sunlight, the classic "Illuminated Sperm Cell" at altitude.
Rocket engine quits; the faint red line is the burn off as the rocket continues down range.