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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