Monday, January 15, 2007

Gemini North


Aloha! Sorry about the lighting. This is a control panel from the Gemini North telescope atop Mauna Kea. The weather is freezing! During the October 16 earthquake the telescope suffered a broken rod. The damage was quickly repaired and has been functioning since November 11. The telescope is a twin to Gemini South in Chile.

For the photo of Gemini below we can thank the neighbours, the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope. One dome of the Keck telescope is visible to the right. To the left are the lights of Hilo, which is much warmer.

3 Comments:

Blogger mark said...

interesting photos!

8:24 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Thanks, am glad you enjoy them. This blog tries to be more visially pleasing rhan most science blogs.

10:33 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Aloha to you Riofrio, Great pics!
Hope the top one wasn't caused by the actual earthquake - lol!
May I use the bottom one some time

10:22 PM  

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