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Monday, March 17, 2008

Just before sunrise

This image was taken just before the crack of sunrise picture and shows the sunlight clouds above Kitt Peak. The McMath solar telescope and Spacewatch 1.8-meter dome are visible in the right third of the image. Near center on the horizon is the Santa Rita mountains featuring Mt. Hopkins where the MMT telescope is located. A pretty sunrise like this is an indication of a difficult night of observing with all these clouds about. This image was taken at 18mm focal length with an exposure of 1/200 seconds at f/8, ISO 400.
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