Nightfall Recap.

So I am showing some shots of my 20th annual Nightfall experience.  It was a wonderful time.

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Passing by the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

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At the top of the Anza Borrego basin, looking down about 3,500 feet.

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Borrego Springs from on high.

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A plaque dedicated to the people who donated this land.

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Don’t fall over the edge, it is a long way down.

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The Solar Pavillion, where on Saturday, I helped people enjoy the view of the Sun with my 60mm Lundt solar scope.  Although, Mike’s 152mm Lunt scope had far better views.

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Although I couldn’t get my camera to take great shots, I was able to image the sun using eyepiece projection.  It was really active on Saturday.  Lots of sun spots, flares, prominences, and a couple of loops.

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After the Solar Pavillion closed down for the day, we had our pot luck dinner.

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But everything was not to be.  Saturday afternoon the clouds rolled in and messed up imaging for the night.  It did make for some nice sunset pictures though.

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Early Sunday morning on my way back, I stopped to take a picture of Mt. Palomar observatory that you can see for miles around in this area.

Until next year!

The time lapse did not happen 😦 for a variety of reasons, but hopefully next year will be different.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities. Connect with me on Google +

Norman

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