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  1. Nice clear sky. First stage entry burn... First stage landing successful!
  2. Maybe. They need to determine the problem first.
  3. The venting from the second stage is great, too. Nice lighting on this mission. Satellite deployed. Another excellent job. Still a couple rideshare says to dump off later.
  4. Nice view of separation and start of boostback. Beautiful views of the landing! The cloud layer streaming through the grid fins was very nice. That's an orbit plot I've never seen.
  5. Seems like they got it on the ship pretty quickly. But the water looks quite calm today.
  6. Spacecraft separation good. The craft is on its way to Mars. Nice job!
  7. My nemesis tonight was WIND. We had thunderstorms early, but the sky started clearing up afterward...but the wind continued. So my shots were jiggly jiggly. The comet was by Talitha and Talitha Australis (iota and kappa UMa... one of the Great Bear's paws), at the bottom of the photo. I tried for more tail with 30-second exposures...but sooo much jiggle. And in the picture below, I increased the color saturation to see if that was an ion tail on the left, and indeed it looks bluer than the other tail.
  8. Congratulations on your first comet. May you have many more. In my binoculars (7 x 50 that have a 7.2° field of view) I could easily see the tail filling 1/3 of the field (so about 2.4 degrees). But I could imagine seeing about half the field filled with tail.
  9. I have seen the comet in both morning and evening sky today. Here's some evening pictures: We had trouble with clouds. I spotted the head with binoculars when it was still fairly light out, but then it went behind a cloud that just followed it down for a while. But it finally came out the bottom of the cloud. Nikon D-90, 300 mm, ISO 1600, f/6.3, 8 second exposure: And below here's another 8-second exposure with an airplane flying through the picture... Below is a 30-second exposure, trying to get more tail. And another airplane photo-bombing: And next we have
  10. It has been quite cloudy here recently, but this morning I got pictures of the comet. It has moved quite a bit since the 7th, and the tail direction has shifted. The sky conditions weren't as good on the 14th. Here are two comparison shots at the same scale (and a Moon photo for scale reference). Both are 8-second exposures (Nikon D-90, 300mm lens, ISO 1600, f/6.3).
  11. Here's some pictures I took on the morning of July 7. The Pleiades, Moon, and Comet NEOWISE all at the same scale (full 300mm zoom of my lens). The comet looks really good through binoculars. It's visible naked eye if you know what to look for...but much better in binoculars. Nikon D90, ISO 1600, f/6.3, 300mm lens. Comet exposure was 2 seconds.
  12. Would a single relatively small parachute in the nose of a Starship be a good backup method of ensuring that the ship can turn over before landing burn in case of aerosurface malfunction during descent?
  13. Why would you want that antenna tilted at all? Or do they just want to avoid having it become a bird bath after it rains?
  14. SkySat deployment was visible...1 and 2...
  15. And ship video stayed on for the booster landing. Nice. Good orbit!
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