Astronomy Camp 2004


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Steward Observatory Advanced Camp 2004

Mt. Graham Site Tour


The Official Steward Astronomy camp Web Site.

Except where noted all Photos Courtesy Peter Kresan.

The ARO 10 Meter SMT telescope enclosure on Mt. Graham.
The students arrive at the SMT.
SMT Telescope operator Robert Moulton gives the students a guided tour of the telescope control room.
With the building doors open, the students get a close up look at the telescopes 10 meter reflecting surface.

Fisheye view of SMT enclosure open with Astronomy Campers smiling from the chamber floor. Image by Jeff Regester

The students listen intently as Robert give them a quick tutorial on radio astronomy.
The students get to "ride" along as the building is slewed to a new astronomical source.

A fisheye view of Astronomy Campers smiling in front of the SMT 10m dish. Image by Jeff Regester.

The entire building moves 360 degrees during this slew.
Robert shows the students the left receiver room containing the Superconductor (SIS) receivers.
The tour moves to the right receiver room.
The students head off to tour the LBT.
The SMT begins to closes it's doors for the day.
   

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