Sunday, October 23, 2016
The Night Sky in Arizona!
We spent all day at Lowell Observatory, listening to papers and slideshows about things of interest to Antique Telescope Society members. Then at 5:30 PM we started an hour long drive down to Lake Montezuma, to a restaurant for dinner, and then to the home and private observatory of one of our hosts at Lowell. He took a discarded, historical telescope over a hundred years old, and restored it from a pile of rust covered junk, and made it look brand new again. It took him five years to accomplish it, and he is a master craftsman. The telescope is just stunning. Since it was so dark down in that area, I decided to do a a few time exposures of the night sky. There were a few clouds around, but you can see how dark and beautiful the sky is down there.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 11:37 PM