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My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory

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#26 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:47 AM

Licence plate in the window of the CHARA Array offic

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:48 AM

The CHARA Array Optical Path Length Compensation Facility (that's quite a mouthful)

http://www.chara.gsu.edu/CHARA/

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:49 AM

The "Bridge to the Stars" from the 100-inch end and CHARA Array light pipes (far right)

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:51 AM

Signs, signs...

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:54 AM

The 150-foot and 60-foot solar tower telescopes from the far end of the parking lot

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:59 AM

Wildlife on the trip down the mountain

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:03 PM

Thank you for the enjoyable tour.

And, thank you very much for sizing your images to where they could be enjoyed by those of us stuck with dial-up.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:14 PM

Good stuff, Dave!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

Thank you for the vacation tour, Dave!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:19 PM

Great pics and thanks for sharing. Ive been thinking of taking my g/f up to the mountains for her b-day and figured Id try to get a tour in as well.

I know they wont want me setting up in their parking lot, but Im hoping to find somewhere in the surrounding area to spend some time.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:18 PM

Cool post, thanks Dave.

What is really cool is: this is where Edwin Hubble performed the observations that led to the discovery of galaxies and that they are expanding (red shift)further out into the universe. A very historic location. :bow:

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

That was fun! Thanks for sharing, Dave!

When I looked at the 100-inch photos, I had a strange sense of Deja Vu. Then I remembered, that is the telescope featured in one of the episodes of COSMOS.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:57 PM

Enjoyed the tour, thanks for sharing!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:09 AM

Excellent pix, Dave, thanks for taking us along! :cool:

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:22 AM

Thanks for the tour and the great pics, Dave, that was fun!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:43 AM

Great stuff, Dave! Thank you for sharing.

Cheers...Eric

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:59 AM

Thanks for this. What a great trip it must have been!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:40 AM

Been many years since I've been to Mt. Wilson. I'll have to check it out at some point.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:52 AM

I really enjoy photos from trips to observatories. Hope you post more from the other ones you visited. Thanks very much.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:40 PM

I've posted some photographs of my two visits to the Griffith Observatory at http://www.cloudynig...5551437/page...

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:25 PM

Dave your photo journey to both Observatories are greatly appreciated! :bow:

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:40 PM

Good stuff....no ...great stuff Dave.
You make it hard to be snarky Dave, really good .

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

Thank you for taking the time to record and post these visit's. look's like it was a great Vacation.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:53 PM

You're welcome.

Information on observing with the 60" Hale telescope is available at http://www.mtwilson.edu/60in.php

Technical information on observing with the 60" can be found at http://www.mtwilson....AmateurInfo.pdf

The cost is only $900 for half a night and $1700 for a full night. ;)

My visit to the Palomar Observatory is chronicled at http://www.cloudynig...5555014/page...

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

Looks like a neat place to visit. Thank you for sharing


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