Predictable rocket photography

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  1. Feb 18, 2014 #1

    azzie

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    One of my last year's projects was to photograph rockets. I wanted a perfect photo of every launch: rocket under thrust a few feet above launch pad. Typical shoot-and-hope approach proved to be inconsistent, so I devised a new system that captures a rocket launch exactly how you like it in the photo. Every time.

    Courtesy recent snow storms, I had plenty of time to document it to share with other folks -- Link: Rocket Photography @ Rockets, Etc.


    Thanks to CMASS club - it would not have worked without you!

    -Ale:
     
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    CarVac

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    Very cool!

    EDIT: Not fast enough for a 200G boost pad shot, though--that takes a high framerate and luck. (60 ms = 50 feet!)
     
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    ThomasS

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    Hey,

    nice looking system. I've done something similar but with a simpler triggering method. I'm using a clothespin with two strips of copper tape on the inside. Works on every rocket and you can quickly change between launch pads.
    I'm using a Panasonic Lumix FZ-150 which has a pretty short shutter lag. Captured some pretty nice photos with this method.
    Example:
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    some more: http://www.raketenmodellbau.org/forum?action=viewthread&threadid=801531&highlight=7631387&dummy=dummy#highlightedPosting
    Thomas
     

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