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#26 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:11 AM

Telescopes and binoculars used to view The Big Picture

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:12 AM

A large Moon rock in the Edge of Space Mezzanine

http://www.griffitho...dgeofspace.html

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:16 AM

The Foucault pendulum

http://www.griffitho...s/brotunda.html

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:17 AM

Clocks in the 12-inch Zeiss dome

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:18 AM

This time the target was Uranus

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:19 AM

The sign on the triple beam coelostat dome

http://www.griffitho...telescopes.html

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:20 AM

LA at night - the view from the observatory was fantastic

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:23 AM

Forward looking infrared (FLIR) camera

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:25 AM

A model of the Griffith Observatory

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:36 AM

The "how telescopes work" exhibit

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:37 AM

Closing time and much was left to see

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:17 AM

This and Mount Wilson are on my to do list eventually. Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:17 AM

Wow! Thanks for bringing us along, Dave! :waytogo:

(congrats on breaking the 23K post mark too) :bow:

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:39 AM

Griffith is fabulous. I visited it for the first time two years ago, and it far exceeded my (already high) expectations.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:48 AM

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?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:09 AM

Thanks for the tour Dave.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:55 AM

Dave, thank you for giving us such an awesome tour of this renowned Observatory! Your pictures were wonderful, made me feel I was right there. :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:37 PM

I enjoyed the tour. Thanks Dave!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:52 PM

You're welcome everyone.

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://www.laparks.o...its/bzeiss.html

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 - 03:06 PM

Thank you Dave, for bringing back memories of my visit there in the late 60's, while my brother was stationed in Riverside during his stint in the Air Force. I see there's been quite a bit of remodeling since that time!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:24 PM

Very cool. So that's the one from Rebel? Awesome.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

Clocks in the 12-inch Zeiss dome

Thanks for the tour in pictures, but shouldn't Pacific Time be 7 or 8 hours hours behind Universal time?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

The Pacific Time clock was correct. The Universal Time clock was not. The time difference should have been plus 8 hours.

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.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:05 PM

Couldn't begin to tell you when was the last time I was at the Griffith Observatory! And with the exception of the first half of the 1980s, I lived not real far from it until I moved to Phoenix in 2004.

So what brought you to Los Angeles? And did you manage a trip to Mt. Wilson?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

I enjoyed the tour, thank's.






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