Monthly Archives: May 2014

Milky Way

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”.

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Fixing SPT

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

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SPT portrait

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.

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FDX Boots

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

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GXP Bottom Bracket Tool

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

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Spoolhenge

As luck (and a substantial sum of money) had it, I’ve ended up with a solution to my camera problem!

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Cameras

I spent just about all day yesterday tinkering around with my dead camera. No luck, but did find several things that are not broken about it. Fortunately, there are several folks down here with fancy cameras who are willing to loan … Continue reading

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