I’ve headed down to the Palomar Observatory for an Observing Run. The telescope we’re using, the Hale 5m, is located in beautiful Southern California, so when I landed in LAX, we headed straight to the beach for a bite to eat.
In keeping with the west coast spirit, after lunch at the beach, we headed into the mountains.
..and found the Palomar Observatory. This is an image of the Hale 5m just before sunset.
More on research and a tour of the observatory on later posts.