Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Burning Bright

Up here on at the VATT again on Mt. Graham. Just before midnight the LBT operator called to ask if it would be OK if they turned on the high-bay lights. As we had just closed the telescope for the night we agreed and I ran to the roof for an all too brief photo-op. Shortly after midnight they closed the shutter to the building and the show was over.

The LBT high-bay lights are EXTREMELY bright when fully energized (which takes about 2 minutes to accomplish) and even overpowered the full moon to illuminate the surrounding landscape.



2 comments:

Tuugii said...

wow that is crazy bright!

David said...

David-

That top photo is stunning. Looks like something out of Star Wars!

David Hobby
Strobist.com