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Sunday, February 26, 2006

The Sea Serpent over the Kuiper Dome

The head of Hydra rises in the east over the open dome of the Kuiper Telescope on Mount Bigelow. The 61" was constructed during the race to the moon in the 1960's. It's high quaility optics were used to take high resolution photographs of the Moon's surface in support of the lunar landings. On the night of this photograph, it wasbeing used to study asteroids and comets. Canon 20D - 30 seconds, 20mm @ f/1.8, ISO 800

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