I love my new tripod. I was down at the beach, but the fog bank was going to be too thick on the horizon, so I went home. At home, the fog bank, clearly visible in the distance, was much less of a problem for me.
Palomar Observatory, located atop Palomar Mountain in north San Diego County, California, is a center of astronomical research owned and operated by Caltech. The Observatory is home to three active research telescopes: the 200-inch (5.1-meter) Hale Telescope, the 48-inch (1.2-meter) Samuel Oschin Telescope, and the 60-inch (1.5-meter) telescope. Research at Palomar Observatory is pursued by a broad community of astronomers from Caltech and other domestic and international partner institutions. sites.astro.caltech.edu/palomar/about/
So, here we are a day after Halloween, and a few days after the pumpkin was gutted to become a Jack-O-Lantern. … This is the remains of the three-day-ago gutted pumpkin left out because someone wanted to roast the seeds. Roasting got procrastinated beyond any roasting possibility. … BUT, luckily for me, I got to shoot the mold spores growing. Kinda cool!