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04-06-2012, 12:51 PM
Well I managed to get a shot of the summit of Mauna Kea from my hotel. There appears to be a bit of cloud there but I am asssured it is actally quite low. I could see the Subaru dome a couple of times but didn't manage a shot!
Also attached are a couple of shots of the pool area etc at the hotel. No complaints about Snake Valley, but it is a nice way to run an astro camp!!:P
04-06-2012, 12:56 PM
cheaper to get to Snake Valley :D
Have fun, Malcolm!
04-06-2012, 01:10 PM
Yes it's cheaper to SV Erik, but at least frost isn't an issue in Hawaii.
Have fun Malcolm, and lots of pina coladas.
Looks idyllic Malcolm.
I believe they are diverting the creek at Lostock to create a similar pool area complex
in time for the astrocamp this year. The cows will keep the lawns similarly manicured.
04-06-2012, 03:58 PM
Looks good, I mean the scenery at the pool side :P
Have fun and looking forward to some more pictures.
04-06-2012, 05:40 PM
Malcolm, a friend of mine, Stephen Ramsden, is conducting Solar Outreach on top of Mauna Kea for the Transit. If you can , get up there and join in the fun. He'll supply the Eclipse Glasses and solar telescopes.
He's up there Monday through to Wednesday.
His Mobile number is (404) 543-7616
I've told him to look out for you, if you decide to take the trip up. :)
To the envy of us all, Malcolm reported he would be atop Mauna Kea for the event.
04-06-2012, 08:57 PM
Paradise! Coconut palms , blue skies, just how it's meant to be. Enjoy it Malcolm.
05-06-2012, 06:21 PM
Thanks for pointing out the scenery!
I am with an organsied group, but I will keep an eye out for Stephen.
Hopefully will have some good reports by tomorrow night ( it is Tuesday night here)
My imaging gear is all working OK, as long as the operator keeps his wits about hime.
The main problem is they are predicting 100kph+ winds for the summit so we may only go up there to have alook at the Keck and do most of the observing from lower down.
05-06-2012, 08:12 PM
You call that wind! Today >110 kph gusts today on the south coast and 100 kph gusts at Sydney airport! :D
05-06-2012, 08:21 PM
Bah, wind in NSW is overrated. Here in Victoria we have lazy wind, you know the type that goes through you instead of going around you? :lol:
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