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ATREX Misson

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Tuesday March 27, 2012

Ocean City, NJ (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: WALLOPS ISLAND, VA – NASA successfully launched five suborbital sounding rockets this morning from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper level jet stream. The first rocket was launched at 4:58 a.m. EDT and each subsequent rocket was launched 80 seconds apart. Each of the rockets released a chemical tracer that created milky, white clouds at the edge of space.

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS 7D

x-Resolution: 240.00

y-Resolution: 240.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Copyright: vortexf6@yahoo.com (Photographer) - (Editor)

Exposure Time: 31 sec.

FNumber: f/2.8

Exposure Program: Internal error (unknown value 9)

ISO Speed Ratings: 320

Shutter speed: -4.95 EV (APEX: 0, 30 sec.)

Aperture: 2.97 EV (f/2.8)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 3.00 EV (f/2.8)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 17.0 mm

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Manual white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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32. jerseyshoretoo
5:11 PM GMT on July 27, 2012
I missed this one! Awesome nightime shot and nice info!
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31. maxa
5:00 PM GMT on March 31, 2012
Wow, what a shot and experience!
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30. nanapoo
1:25 PM GMT on March 30, 2012
Ditto all the above!! AC Congrats :)
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29. Leeuwtrots
1:08 PM GMT on March 30, 2012
Superb, congratulations.
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28. relishthejourney
4:08 AM GMT on March 28, 2012
Simply excellent capture, and your explanation makes it even more special! Outstanding composition and exposure!!!
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27. visionaire
3:30 AM GMT on March 28, 2012
Astonishing! Art and science all in one! Congrats!
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26. Kennebunker
11:36 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
What an intriguing composition, and such great light you got, too! Super event, and spectacular record of it. Kudos, and congrats on the Blue Border.
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25. miyuki
11:32 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
Wow, I just read about this in the paper this evening, now I have a pic to go with the story!
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24. pegpics
10:27 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
Truely wonderful!!!...thanks!
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23. emixam101
9:17 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
AMAZING SHOT!
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22. CythiaSue
8:34 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
very cool thanks for sharing.
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21. WurzelDave
7:56 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
Splendidly cool shot, congrats on AC.
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20. Wanda1948
6:47 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
Spectacular sight! Congratulations!
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19. bird12
5:47 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
superAC.10 ...
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18. Doesiedoats
5:02 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
Superior capture and information. Thank you!

Congratulations on your new AC!
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17. CenTexWeatherGal
4:30 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
WOW, what an awesome capture and excellent framing!
Debbie
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16. travelingrose
4:14 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
Awesome! Thanks for sharing:)
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15. Maciejewski
3:18 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
Your great comments made the windy cold night worth it :) As the day goes on I will have more and more up... this is what I have so far...

http://maciejewski.zenfolio.com/p373962498
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14. stoneygirl
3:02 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
This literally sucked me right into the thumbnail. The second I saw it I had to pull it up. Awesome shot. You did a great job of composing this. I absolutely LOVE IT!!
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13. ColoradoKat
2:49 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
What a cool, interesting shot! Thanks!
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12. beanhead
1:45 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
I'm so glad to see someone photographed this event!
I read about it on spaceweather.com.
Fantastic image!
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11. SVLover
1:36 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
My goodness. You must have had this spot all scoped out - and such an early bird too. Thank you!
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10. tazphotogal
1:33 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
Fantastic shot!!! One of a kind and very nice. Thank you so much for sharing with us. 10 from me!!! Karen :0)
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9. crazykatlady
1:23 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
WOW!!! Very Beautiful. Great Capture
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8. fluffonutta
1:14 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
Wow!

Were you facing south (more or less) ?
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7. Maciejewski
1:06 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
Slowly working on other pics I haven't slept yet!!!
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6. Maciejewski
1:06 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
Thanks... It took 3 launch attempts and this one almost didn't happen either rogue boat. The window ended at 5am they fired the 1st rocket at 4:58!!!
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5. pokparentof2
1:05 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
Very cool! Beautiful!
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4. Kajzar
12:47 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
Fantastic shot! Those traces are beautiful!
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3. SunsetSailor
12:41 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
Amazingly beautiful shot, not just of the event but your framing of it is exquisite.Must've taken a lot forethought.
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2. mellyweb
12:40 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
Wow, super image!
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1. thebige
12:38 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
Just wonderful! I so wish I were at the East coast last night! This is just a lovely shot! You did a really good job!
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