Sunday, October 21, 2018

October 20: Solo Night Hike in the Santa Susanas

If I had my tripod these photos would be less blurred but the night was utterly clear and dry, and the view of the San Fernando Valley was great.

SE view, looking across the valley toward Hollywood and downtown LA

Sunday, October 7, 2018

October 7: Falcon 9 Launch at Vandenberg AFB

The Vandenberg range is about 115 miles west of here, and the mountaintop park on the west side of town makes an ideal place to watch them go.  I could watch as the Space-X rocket ascended into the sunlight, then its first stage return to the base after separation.
On ascent
First stage is that spot of light at 3:00
Oh, and my buddy Paul could see this launch from Phoenix, which is pretty cool.