SN8 launch

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Starship SN8 shortly after liftoff. Note the orientation of the vehicle, with the fins edge-on towards me. During the ascent, SN8 rolled back and forth in a controlled manner, taking the fins from edge-on to face-on and back to nearly edge-on again shortly before apogee.

A crop of this photo is the header image for Starship on Wikipedia! (Hence the CC-BY-SA license on this photo.)


Taken with Sony α6400 and a E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens

Photo Settings

Aperture: ƒ/8

Exposure: 1/800s

Focal Length: 135mm (~202mm @ 35mm)

ISO: null