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.


Blogger mark drago 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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