A more or less daily photoblog with favorites of my photographs. Subjects are typically nature, landscape, astrophotos, existing light.
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Monday, November 12, 2007
Rockets & more rockets!
These rockets of various types sit outside the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo New Mexico. In the foreground on the left is the red rocket sled that Col. John Stapp used to experiment with high accelleration. A Lance missile (the white rocket at left of center) and an Arobee rocket sit in the middle of the frame and in the back on the right is the mightiest liquid fueled engine ever built - the F-1 engine which powered the Saturn V first stage with 1.5 million pounds of thrust! This image was taken at 18mm focal length with an exposure of 1/100 seconds at f/11, ISO 200 with a polarizing filter.