A more or less daily photoblog with favorites of my photographs. Subjects are typically nature, landscape, astrophotos, existing light.
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Thursday, November 06, 2008
Phoenix Lander Engineering mockup
I went to the Phoenix Mission Operations Center last week with my wife and some of her students. Here is the engineering mockup that is used to practice procedures on before sending commands up to the lander on Mars. They've even got rocks and trenches in all the right places. This image was taken at 50mm focal length (with the "nifty fifty" lens) with an exposure of 1/100 seconds at f/1.8, ISO 800.