The data resolution has been intentionally reduced because, well, we're still working on the analysis.
Data from HIPO (red) aboard SOFIA
Program PI: Dr. Michael Person (MIT)
HIPO PI: Dr. Ted Dunham (Lowell)
Video by: Luke Weisenbach (MIT)
An early glimpse of the telescope domes
on Mt. John. This is the view
from part way up the access road
looking to the south.
From the summit of Mt. John, looking down to
the south at the 1-meter Mc.Lellan
telescope and support building.
The Astro Cafe up on the summit of
Mt. John serves up thematically
appropriate drinks, which we sampled
on the afternoon before the occultation.
Looking down from Mt John to the town
of Tekapo, which is on the south end of Lake Tekapo.
|The Optical Craftsmen telescope dome.|
Me, standing with the
telescope and the near IR camera
(blue box on the end of the
Jupiter and Venus are
visible over the MOA
telescope dome at sunset on
the night of the occultation.
The control room for the 61-cm Optical
Craftsmen telescope. The telescope
control computer is the one on the
desk on the left. The black,
silver and blue instrument on the left
edge of the middle desk is a fiber fed spectrograph.
|Visiting SOFIA after the event. (L-R): Jay Pasachoff, |
Naomi Pasachoff, Tina Seeger, Becky Durst,
Bryce Babcock, Rob Lucas [all from Williams College],
and Stephen Levine [Lowell Obs.]
|In the control room at the 1-m at Mt. John: Bryce Babcock|
|In the control room at the 1-m at Mt. John: |
Tina Seeger and Rebecca Durst monitor the data.
|Images from SOFIA's Facebook page. [The flight plan (bottom) has a glitch,|
the sharp spike to the left isn't real.]
|The flight status at the predicted occultation time. I love the wiggles to the south on the approach leg,|
designed to use up extra time and get SOFIA at the predicted point at the right time. Fingers crossed!
|At UT17:55, SOFIA has turned and is heading back to Christchurch for landing.|
Photo credit:Maryrose Fowlie, Mt. John University Observatory