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Big Dipper Setting Over 24" Telescope Dome

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Taken as an after-thought: I had been photographing the constellation Aquila and I turned around to pack up. There was the Big Dipper, setting over the telescope dome behind me, with the handle hugging the dome.

This is actually an incredibly processed photograph. Obviously there's been some color correction. I also de-saturated the dome so it looks more true-color as opposed to the yellow it looked due to the sodium lamps outside the observatory. I removed a protrusion from the dome as well as an airplane. The most "intense" work was to remove two chimneys from the roof. And I think I did a good job with it, since if I didn't just say that, I doubt anyone would be able to tell.

Object Big Dipper setting over SBO 24" Telescope Dome
Date, Time, & Moon August 16, 2007, at 10:06 P.M. MDT; No Moon
Location SBO Deck at CU Boulder
Optics 35 mm, f/1.4 lens
Camera Canon Digital Rebel 350D XT
Exposure Details 15-second exposure; ISO 200; Cross-Screen Filter
Optical Correction None
Camera Position Tripod
Guiding None
Processing Details See Above Description
Magnitude Depth Unknown
Field of View 29.4° x 39.4°
Notes None.