Looking Skyward

This one’s just to whet your appetite!

I spent several hours with a great bunch of folks at the George Observatory last Saturday evening. This is the first in a series of images taken of the telescopes housed in the large dome you may have seen in my Stairway to Heaven post a few weeks back.

George Observatory Large Telescope

George Observatory’s 36″ Tinsley Reflector Telescope
Shot taken with a Canon 40D , 17-40mm f/4L at 17mm, f/11, 1/10th at ISO 100 with an exposure bias of -1.0ev to keep much of the telescope and dome in silhouette. Shot on a tripod in one of the most uncomfortable compound-angles you can obtain with a ball head. My compliments to the folks at Really Right Stuff !