Monthly Archives: May 2014
Just a quick shot of our galaxy last night; it’s amazing how much more the photo brings out than you can see in person. Hill to the right is a drift we’ve named “MAPO Mountain”.
Much of this week, I’ve been helping fix a problem out at SPT. A cable in the “azimuth wrap”, which is essentially a springy spiral cable tray to get hoses and cables into the left-right moving part of the telescope, … Continue reading
On my way out to SPT earlier today, there was a nice bright aurora and lots of moonlight too. I only had my 50mm lens, and obviously didn’t manage to get far enough away to be in focus.
A few people have asked about the clothes we wear down here, I guess boots are as good a place as any to start. We get issued a pair of insulated boots on the way down here along with the rest … Continue reading
One of my back-burner projects recently has been to replace the grease in my bike with something that will work better in the Cold. More on that grease later. Getting at the bottom bracket bearings (the bearings that one’s feet … Continue reading
As luck (and a substantial sum of money) had it, I’ve ended up with a solution to my camera problem!