Wednesday, March 21, 2012

high atop the telescope dome

last night we received the privilege of venturing to the tip top of the 4-meter anglo-australian telescope dome! excellent views and good, windy fun!

here is the telescope with us on top.


here are some of the views as the sun set on the march equinox.

here are some excited astronomers!

here is the blue shadow of the earth just after the sun set below the horizon.


StuntTrader said...

"Blue shadow of the Earth" - That got me searching...
I never knew that, very interesting.

skywatcher88 said...

Hello Amanda
Beautiful view.
Question 1: How high is the top of the dome from ground level?
Question 2:Any chance you folks get to photograph M-95 with its new Supernova with the scopes there?Not sure if its even in your night sky down under.
Peace and clear skies!

heroineworshipper said...

Could be very romantic.