SRB separation blast | Pete Lardizabal

Photographer
Pete Lardizabal
Email
p14@comcast.net
Location of photo
Canaveral National Seashore, FL
Date/Time of photo
2:30pm EST 11/16/09
Equipment
Astro-Physics 130EDF Gran Turismo, TV 2x barlow, Canon 30D, on a home made ALT/AZ mount.
Description
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.