Saturday, February 2, 2008

On top

Man its cold up here! 10,500 ft. above sea level - late January in the northern hemisphere - -7 degrees Celcius (well - cold for a low desert dweller). Here is a view from the VATT Observatory looking east toward the SMT and LBT telescopes. Twilight is closing and the telescopes are waking . . .

Taken handheld with my little Canon SD700 P&S - 1/6 sec | F/2.8 | ISO 1600


Jim said...

That area looks familiar. It's -5C here on Kitt Peak as the twilight is fading. Must be even colder on Mt. Graham right now! Using P&S's now, eh? Well, they say it's the photographer and not the camera that makes the shot.... ;) I find it hard to use a P&S after using a DSLR, though. It is tempted to carry one around in your pocket, though and if I were a street photographer, they would be ideal.

Tuguldur said...

a beautiful sight!

I'll visit the place as soon as the weather allows!