My Visit to the Griffith Observatory
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(congrats on breaking the 23K post mark too)
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:52 PM
Dave; thanks for sharing , nice.The night shot while pretty would be disturbing for an observatory. Do they still do active observing or research there?
I wasn't using a flash. The Griffith Observatory is a public facility. The observatory lies right in the middle of a white zone. The NELM is less than fifth magnitude. No research is currently being conducted there.
http://cleardarksky....html?Mn=science (light pollution map)
Browse http://www.griffitho...rg/obshist.html for an article on the history of the Griffith Observatory.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:41 PM
Thanks for the tour in pictures, but shouldn't Pacific Time be 7 or 8 hours hours behind Universal time?
Clocks in the 12-inch Zeiss dome
Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:49 PM
The door to the dome is closed promptly at 9:30 p.m. Anyone still in line outside of the dome is out of luck at that point.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:05 PM
So what brought you to Los Angeles? And did you manage a trip to Mt. Wilson?