Second stage

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Grant Privett

As far as I understand it, about 10 mins after launch the second stage separates from the dragon capsule. Presumably, it then lags behind steadily as drag and the capsule thrusters start to do their thing. So, by the time they pass over us it would be quite a big separation. Anyone any ideas how big?

I’m wondering what lens to use to get both. As I’m only using a tripod, I’m assuming something like a 85-135mm with a short exposure and high ISO to avoid tralling. 

This is going to be fun. 🙂

PS I believe that on this variant of the system the solar panels are actually fix mounted on the vehicle and do not deploy.