Mars InSight Launch

Bruce Johnson
Location of photo
San Luis Obispo, CA.
Date/Time of photo
5 May 2018 / 4:05 AM
Nikon DSLR, 35mm Nikkor manual focus lens
To capture the launch of the Atlas V carrying Mars InSight spacecraft and lander, seven 30 second exposures were made, then stacked and blended in Photoshop. One long exposure would have overexposed the foreground fog, which was lite by the city lights below.
All comments must follow the Sky & Telescope Terms of Use and will be moderated prior to posting. Please be civil in your comments. Sky & Telescope reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter’s username, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.