|The white dome houses the 24 inch telescope open|
to the public. The smaller telescope outside is
my 8" Dobsonian, which was named
Orson Bradbury last summer.
I am grateful to the universe that I will probably get to spend the whole summer here and get another full season under my belt at Pine Mountain Observatory. I will savor every minute of it more than I usually do.
I get such a sense of peace up on that summit surrounded by nature, and trees, and 50 mile views and farther on clear nights, and stars.
|Looking through the 24.|
One of my favorite objects to look at is the Owl Cluster. It's an open star cluster just under Cassiopeia. The two brightest stars are the eyes and you can make out the outstretched wings. Visitors have called it the butterfly, the bat and one of my fellow volunteers likes to call it the robot. The photo doesn't do it justice, which I nabbed from http://www.eagleseye.me.uk/Sky/Deepsky.html
Have you ever looked through a telescope? Do you know how to use one? Up at the observatory, we're always happy to teach.
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