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Stereo Photographs from the Apache Point Observatory

Photographer : Jurek Krzesinski

 

The Apache Point Observatory (APO) is the home of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Each photograph, when clicked on, expands to a LARGE picture, suitable for viewing on a Geowall.

Download: This ZIP file contains all stereo photographs thumbnailed on this page, together with a GWD file that you can use with Wallview on a GeoWall.

The people in the photographs are Scot Kleinman, Steph Snedden, Dan Long, Mike Harvanek, Howard Brewington, Pete Newman, Atsuko Nitta-Kleinman and Jurek Krzesinski.

Welcome to the Apache Point Observatory, the home of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
Welcome to the Apache Point Observatory, the home of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
There are several telescopes at the APO. One of them, a photometric telescope, is in this dome.
There are several telescopes at the APO. One of them, a photometric telescope, is in this dome.
Next to this dome is a building called the cart bay.
Next to this dome is a building called the cart bay.
Next to the cart bay is another dome, and a shed.
Next to the cart bay is another dome, and a shed.
An ordinary looking shed.
An ordinary looking shed.
But inside the shed is something not quite so ordinary.
But inside the shed is something not quite so ordinary.
Roll the shed away, and we see a telescope! The people here are mostly observers, who get to play with it regularly. From left to right, they are: Atsuko Nitta-Kleinman, Mike Harvanek, Jurek Krzesinski, Steph Snedden, Scott Kleinman, Howard Brewington.
Roll the shed away, and we see a telescope! The people here are mostly observers, who get to play with it regularly. From left to right, they are: Atsuko Nitta-Kleinman, Mike Harvanek, Jurek Krzesinski, Steph Snedden, Scott Kleinman, Howard Brewington.
The observers move to one side so we get a better look at the telescope. (L to R: Scot, Steph, Dan Long, Howard, Pete Newman, Atsuko, Jurek
The observers move to one side so we get a better look at the telescope. (L to R: Scot, Steph, Dan Long, Howard, Pete Newman, Atsuko, Jurek)
The telescope pointed at the sky, ready for night to fall and another round of galaxy hunting to begin.
The telescope pointed at the sky, ready for night to fall and another round of galaxy hunting to begin.
Astronomers don't  look through telescope eyepieces any more! Telescopes send their data to computers, and astronomers view them in a separate control room. The people here are, from left to right, Jurek, Atsuko, Mike.
Astronomers don't look through telescope eyepieces any more! Telescopes send their data to computers, and astronomers view them in a separate control room. The people here are, from left to right, Jurek, Atsuko, Mike.
More control room photos...
More control room photos...
Atsuko at some screens
Atsuko at some screens
The computers by themselves
The computers by themselves
Steph and Dan
Steph and Dan
A closeup of the 1m telescope (from the back)
A closeup of the 1m telescope (from the back)
John at the 1m telescope
John at the 1m telescope
The mirror of the 1m.
The mirror of the 1m.
A vertical shot of the 1m.
A vertical shot of the 1m.

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