May 10-11, 2018
We went out to Canaveral Shores National Seashore to photograph the launch of SpaceX's first "Block 5" Falcon 9 with a Bangaladeshi payload. The first day, the launch was delayed several hours before the launch was aborted 57 seconds from ignition. Such is photographing missile launches! The following day, it went right on schedule, at 4:14 PM.
The weather was sunny, relatively calm, a thin overcast and very hot: 91 degrees Fahrenheit. This made for a great deal of haze and thermal distortion. Photographically, this is the norm for summer launches from Florida. It is hard to get crisp, clear images, especially from a distance. I hope you enjoy the so-so photos of this launch.