Palomar Observatory: Day 2

I got a little closer to the Hale 5m scope! You can see how big the dome is here

During the night, we weren’t observing, but we were furiously preparing for everything! Here is a work station I was using in the data room. The data room is very warm, the mountain drops to near zero at night! There is snow on the ground!

finally acclimatized to the night schedule, I walked home at 6am after the dome closed and the team went to bed. 

Wish us luck for tonight, the weather isn’t looking great..


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3 comments on “Palomar Observatory: Day 2

  • Lianne

    Have fun!!! Kick the clouds in the butt if they show their face!

  • Michael

    Nice screen shot of the Clear [NOT!] Sky Chart!

    I suppose that clouds may have their uses, but there are days at the dome when one has to wonder….

  • jesse

    we tried to lianne, but they were stubborn clouds!

    Ya it didn’t really improve the whole time Michael, It was supposed to clear up a little after midnight thursday, but the clouds just stayed!