Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kuiper Observatory

Well - up on the mountain again. Can't seem to get enough of these things! Its approaching the New Year. 10 years ago I was up here for the change of the millenium - still the same after a decade.

So here is a couple of portraits of the beast - a 1.5 meter F/13 telescope built initially to survey the moon for Apollo landing sites. Still being used by astronomers today researching the remote environs of the universe . . .

All images were taken with a Canon 5D mark II | Sigma 12-24mm rectilinear zoom | ISO 200 | ~1.6 seconds @ F/8


Dean said...

Nice portraits of a workhorse! Are you doing "engineering"? Have you had a look at Mars? Inquiring minds... -Dean

Lynn Cameron said...

I've been a negligent blog reader- four or five updates and I've yet to comment... Beautiful photos all the way through and I've enjoyed them all. Wishing you the Happiest of New Years! Shoot on.