Thursday, 2 April 2009

Mauna Kea live tonight

In just two hours at 23:00 HST (09:00 UTC) Around the World in 80 Telescopes will start with the observatories on Mauna Kea. The beginning of the night did not go smoothly for us, the weather was bad so we couldn't even open the dome and we also had communication difficulties, not something we need tonight! The shots above and below show the high clouds surrounding the summit at sunset as we worked on our technical problems.

In any case, the weather has improved a little and we're observing. I'm staying out of the limelight, I'm just here in case the telescope or instrument breaks, but we'll see you later tonight I hope!

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