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Sunday, March 18, 2007

The WIYN Telescope and a friend

I got to get a close view of the 3.5-m WIYN telescope on Kitt Peak tonight after dinner along with some friends. Our guide was Steve Howell, an Astronomer friend who was preparing to observe the Pluto occultation tonight with the WIYN telescope. This is Steve standing in front of the telescope for scale. My friend Dave Harvey let me borrow a couple of his wide angle lenses, as my 18-55mm kit lens was just not quite wide enough as usual. This image was taken at 15mm focal length with an exposure of 1/60 seconds at f/8, ISO 800.
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