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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Spacewatch 1.8-m telescope

One thing that is hard to photograph with a "normal" lens are telescopes inside of domes. You just can't quite fit the telescope in the frame since you can't get far enough away from the telescope. But a fisheye makes the task easy! This is the Spacewatch 1.8-m telescope on Kitt Peak. We use it to observe asteroids and comets. This image was taken with my 10mm fisheye lens with an exposure of 1/15 seconds at f/2.8, ISO 400.
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2 comments:

David A. Harvey said...

Nice shot of that ugly beast of a telescope you got there!

Jim said...

I don't care what it looks like as long as it works well!