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Dec 09, 2015 10:59 |  #16

Celestron wrote in post #17812561 (external link)
All very nice , especially the night time ones .

Thanks. I agree, the night photos are the best.




  
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Dec 09, 2015 18:03 |  #17

Very nice series.
Last time I was there was an orphaned antelope that followed my wife around the whole time we were there.


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Dec 09, 2015 18:41 |  #18

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Very nice series.
Last time I was there was an orphaned antelope that followed my wife around the whole time we were there.


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Thanks. It's a great place to visit.




  
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Dec 18, 2015 13:17 |  #19

Very Large Array antennas lined up in the "D" configuration. Configurations vary from A to D, with "A" having the widest separation and "D" being the closest together. Each antenna is 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter and weighs 230 tons.

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Dec 19, 2015 09:48 |  #20

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Wow.
With all these ears, if we can't hear them, shame on us.
With the extremely noisy earth we wrongly made during 20 century, if they can hear us in a few million light years, Shame on Them!


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Dec 24, 2015 14:02 |  #21

Wow this collection is awesome. Well done. The sunset, night sky and 600mm shots are especially great. I would love to visit this place.


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Dec 24, 2015 14:22 |  #22

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Wow this collection is awesome. Well done. The sunset, night sky and 600mm shots are especially great. I would love to visit this place.

Thanks. It's a very interesting place to visit if you get a chance.




  
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Dec 25, 2015 12:01 |  #23

Excellent set! Thanks for posting these, they're great.




  
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Dec 25, 2015 12:24 |  #24

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Excellent set! Thanks for posting these, they're great.

Thanks.




  
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Jan 22, 2016 04:15 |  #25

Great shots, the VLA is a remarkable instrument. If you haven't already, you may want consider submitting your night shots to APOD (external link).

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Jan 22, 2016 06:48 |  #26

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Great shots, the VLA is a remarkable instrument. If you haven't already, you may want consider submitting your night shots to APOD (external link).

Lee

Thank you. I was not aware of the APOD until you mentioned it. I may submit a few photos - thanks.




  
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Feb 01, 2016 09:26 |  #27

This place is amazing. There are all sorts of possibilities with those dish images.




  
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Jan 10, 2017 16:16 |  #28

So there was another night photo session this year at the VLA sponsored by the "Festival of Cranes," on Friday, November 18, 2016. This year however, the antennas were in the A Configuration, with a total span of over 22 miles. I'm guessing since the antennas are laid out in a Y-shape, that would make each of the three legs of the "Y" about 7 miles long. Last year in November 2015, the antennas were in the D Configuration with all antennas separated by about 35 yards each on each leg of the "Y."


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And later the same night with the Milky Way.


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Jan 11, 2017 00:28 as a reply to  @ fotoi's post |  #30

Thanks for posting these. That last post above ^, I love that first night shot. I have only driven near the VLA, and have always wanted to explore it. Some day!


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