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Monday, April 24, 2006

Mt. Bigelow Station

Local Tucson TV stations have their antennas on the peak of Mt. Bigelow. Stewart Observatory also has two telescopes, the 61" Kuiper and the 27" Schmidt, seen to the lower right, on Mt. Bigelow. The 61" was constructed for studying the moon in support of the lunar landings in tha 1960's while the Schmidt was installed for the discovery and study of comets. Today is is still discovering comets and Near Earth Asteroids as the dedicated telescope of the Catalina Sky Survey. This shot was taken from a knob overlooking the front range of the Santa Catalinas on Mt. Lemmon Trail #5. Canon 20D - 1/1000th, 238mm @ f/16, ISO 400

2 Comments:

Blogger Wayne said...

Looks calm and clear...........kinda like TIA ;~)

5:48 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

I've been gone from there for over a year and it feels like decades. My mind is calm and clear too. Amazing what 1700 miles and 9000 feet above sea level can do!

7:26 PM  

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