Entry for August 07, 2007

I worked the Mt. Wilson Observatory 16 inch last Saturday night. Dr. Rohodes from the USC Astronomy Department came in to test his camera on the telescope. With a combination of Observatory-owned hardware, my personal telescope hardware and the professor’s camera, we were able to get a full disk image of the moon as a test for the upcoming total lunar eclipse of August 28.

Dr. Rhodes is the chief scientist on the Mt. Wilson Observatory 60 foot Solar Tower telescope. His field of study is helioseismology, the study of solar earthquakes. His lunar eclipse photography project is for his Astronomy students.


~ by matthewota on August 7, 2007.

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