Monday, February 28, 2011
I hiked around the mountain mid-afternoon on Sunday. We were having a few snow flurries, but much of the snow that had fallen over night and early in the morning was still around. Here, the Kitt Peak 84 inch telescope sits on top of a snow covered hill. This image was taken with my 24mm lens with an exposure of 1/500 seconds at f/7, ISO 100.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
We got about 6 inches of snow last night and this morning on Kitt Peak. It's starting to clear and the snow is starting to melt. Here is the Spacewatch 36 inch dome with the sun poking out of the clouds. This image was taken with my 10mm fisheye lens with an exposure of 1/800 seconds at f/11, ISO 400.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Not too much observing tonight on Kitt Peak, and here is the reason: fog and high humidity. Here, the Spacewatch 36 inch dome pokes out of the fog rolling over the mountain top. The 1.8-m dome is also visible to the left. This image was taken with my 10mm fisheye lens with an exposure of 30 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 400, and cropped a bit.