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Ft Davis Texas node of the Very Long Baseline Array Radio Telescope Interferometer

About this object

The Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) is an interferometer consisting of 10 identical antennas on transcontinental baselines up to 8000 km (Mauna Kea, Hawaii to St. Croix, Virgin Islands). The VLBA is controlled remotely from the Science Operations Center in Socorro, New Mexico. Each VLBA station consists of a 25 m antenna and an adjacent control building.

This image of the Ft Davis node of the VLBA was taken on the early morning hours of 3 May.
Image Details

  • Optics : Rokinon 14mm f2.8 Lens
  • Mount: Tripod
  • Camera: Hutech cooled/modified Canon 6d
  • Filters: None
  • Exposure: 5 panel mosaic, 30sec each exposure
  • Camera/Mount Control: Interval timer
  • Guiding: None
  • Processing: PS camera raw/PixInsight 1.8,
  • Location: Texas Star Party, Ft Davis TX
  • Date: 1-6 May 2016
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