360 Panoramic of the Falcon 9 JCSAT 16 Launch.

JCSAT 16 mission patch

On Sunday August 14, 2016 SpaceX successfully launched its second mission for the Japanese satellite operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation. This mission was the JCSAT 16 and launched at 1:26 am from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. After the launch SpaceX successfully landed the Falcon 9 first stage on the autonomous drone ship off the Florida coast.

Below in a  long exposure 360° panoramic image of the Falcon 9 rocket I captured from the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge.

Image settings for the above panoramic:

  • ISO 100
  • F14
  • 5 minute Exposure
  • Canon 6d
  • Sigma 8mm fisheye

Here are a few 360 panoramic images of me setting up my camera. The panoramic images below were captured with the Ricoh Theta S.

Theta S panoramic image settings:

  • ISO 160
  • Shutter Speed -60 seconds
  • Apeture F2.0

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You can learn more about the SpaceX rocket launch here.