Friday, July 22, 2011

Odds & Ends

Hey Space Placers!

Atlantis on its way home taken by Exp 28 crew of the space station.

Check out the picture taken from ISS of Atlantis re-entering Earth's atmosphere! It is AWESOME!

I spent a few hours last night with Dr. Geller and Jon from Optical Guidance Systems tinkering with George Mason University's new 32-inch telescope. The telescope software and finders need some more work as we are having a hard time pinpointing objects in the center of the field of view. You would be surprised how hard it is to get what you want to see in the center of the eyepiece. I saw stars in the eyepiece for the first time and they were beautiful. I can hardly wait for all the final adjustments to be made. Oh, and yes, it was hot! We were drenched in sweat and had to work hard to keep sweat out of the eyepiece!

Sky Guy in VA

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