Click on the images to see a larger version.

All of the images on this site are copyrighted material and may not be used without written permission of the owner. If you would like to use or purchase prints any of these images, please visit Full Moon Photography for more information.

All of the images here have been reduced in size to at least 1/6 the original and then compressed for display.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Mt. Bigelow Domes

A view almost directly north at the Mt. Bigelow Station. The domes are illuminated by the lights of Tucson 6000 feet below and an unidentified satellite slices through the sky over the Schmidt dome.

The 61" was busy observing variable stars while the Schmidt continued its yeoman service discovering Near Earth Asteroids. In just this week, the Schmidt discovered about 20 new NEOs, 2 new comets and an object that very well may be the Apollo 10 Lunar Module "Snoopy". Further study will be needed before we will know if it is in fact Snoopy. (Snoopy is also the only Lunar Module to fly in space that is still intact. All the others have either crashed onto the moon's surface or burned up in Earth's atmosphere.)

A great start to the 2006 - 2007 observing season!

Canon 20D - 30 seconds, 20mm @ f/1.8, ISO 800

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home