A frequent photoblog with select favorites of my photographs. Subjects are typically nature, landscape, astrophotos, existing light.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The MMT Observatory sits atop Mt. Hopkins. It was originally called the "Multiple Mirror Telescope" when it was built and it had 6 - 1.8-m mirrors in a building that rotated with the telescope. Recently, it was overhauled so that it only has a single mirror, so I suspect MMT means something like "Mega-Mirror Telescope" or "Mono-Mirror Telescope". This image was taken from the summit of Mt. Wrightson with my 300mm lens with an exposure of 1/640 seconds at f/8, ISO 200.