Thursday, November 10, 2005
Mars, Pleiades, 90 inch and a meteor
This image was taken on November 4 while I waited for the high wind to die down (it never did that night....). The dome in the foreground is that of the Steward Observatory 90 inch telescope on Kitt Peak. Mars is the bright object at upper right. Taurus and the Pleiades (M-45) appear just above the dome and a meteor flashed through the field just right of the dome. This image was obtained with a 24mm lens attached to my Canon 20D. The exposure was 25 seconds at f/1.8, ISO 1600.