Re: Titan 4 Launched

April L. (aprilmwtie@earthlink.net)
Fri, 24 Oct 1997 10:24:48 -0700

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Also observed the Titan 4  launch: at 7:33pm PDT the bright orange plume
cleared the hills of Palos Verdes. From my San Pedro, CA. location (Los
Angeles Harbor area) was able to clearly observe the rocket as it arched
southward with an almost horizontal trajectory. The burn had a distinct
"cranberry" hue until it seemingly clipped Jupiter and then disappeared
into the clouds. I have to admit in the excitement, I neglected to look
at my watch again, but the "hole" in the cloud cover allowed for several
minutes of unforgettable naked eye and binocular observations!

A. Labrecque

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Also observed the Titan 4  launch: at 7:33pm PDT the bright orange plume cleared the hills of Palos Verdes. From my San Pedro, CA. location (Los Angeles Harbor area) was able to clearly observe the rocket as it arched southward with an almost horizontal trajectory. The burn had a distinct "cranberry" hue until it seemingly clipped Jupiter and then disappeared into the clouds. I have to admit in the excitement, I neglected to look at my watch again, but the "hole" in the cloud cover allowed for several minutes of unforgettable naked eye and binocular observations!

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