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Dave Mitsky
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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5507934 - 11/07/12 05:32 AM Attachment (37 downloads)

That looks just like a 127mm Explore Scientific refractor

http://www.mtwilson.edu/100inObs.php


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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5507935 - 11/07/12 05:35 AM Attachment (30 downloads)

Close-up of the 100-inch reflector

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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5507938 - 11/07/12 05:36 AM Attachment (32 downloads)

Yours truly

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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5507940 - 11/07/12 05:38 AM Attachment (19 downloads)

Plaque honoring Dr. Robert Jastrow

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/12/science/space/12jastrow.html


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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5507941 - 11/07/12 05:39 AM Attachment (24 downloads)

The Michelson 20-foot optical interferometer inside the CHARA Array exhibit hall

http://www.mtwilson.edu/vir/100/20fti/

http://www.iram.fr/IRAMFR/IS/IS2002/html_2/node27.html


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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5507946 - 11/07/12 05:47 AM Attachment (24 downloads)

Licence plate in the window of the CHARA Array offic

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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5507947 - 11/07/12 05:48 AM Attachment (24 downloads)

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

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


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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5507948 - 11/07/12 05:49 AM Attachment (23 downloads)

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

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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5507949 - 11/07/12 05:51 AM Attachment (27 downloads)

Signs, signs...

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      #5507952 - 11/07/12 05:54 AM Attachment (21 downloads)

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

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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5507954 - 11/07/12 05:59 AM Attachment (23 downloads)

Wildlife on the trip down the mountain

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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5508276 - 11/07/12 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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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: EddWen]
      #5509118 - 11/07/12 10:14 PM

Good stuff, Dave!

David


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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #5509977 - 11/08/12 01:30 PM

Thank you for the vacation tour, Dave!

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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: star drop]
      #5510125 - 11/08/12 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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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5510200 - 11/08/12 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.

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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: bob irvin]
      #5510224 - 11/08/12 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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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: Michael Rapp]
      #5510766 - 11/08/12 10:57 PM

Enjoyed the tour, thanks for sharing!

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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: MDB]
      #5511164 - 11/09/12 08:09 AM

Excellent pix, Dave, thanks for taking us along!

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Re: My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory new [Re: rick rian]
      #5511186 - 11/09/12 08:22 AM

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

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