Discount for USFRA members!! 50% off of registration for our event. Go to the registration link and type in coupon code USFRA you will receive registration for $25. Link to the registration site and the hotel special for them to attend along with a brief description of the Expo for them to review.
Arizona gets breathtaking views of our night skies so we wanted to share a gorgeous shot of the moon rising above the Rincon Mountains as today's Friday Foto.
This spectacular photo was taken by Emily Berkson, Kitt Peak Visitor Center Staff. Kitt Peak National Observatory is about 56 miles southwest of Tucson on the Tohono O’odham Nation.
According to Kitt Peak National Observatory’s Dec. 4, 2012 facebook post that accompanied photo...
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Two exposures, stacked in Photoshop:
City of Tucson – 4 second exposure
Moon – 1/50 second exposure
KPNO also explained “...yes, photoshop was used, but only to keep the Moon from being over exposed or the city lights under exposed. Both shots were taken on the same night, from the same location.”
Kitt Peak is home to twenty-four optical and two radio telescopes representing eight astronomical research institutions. The Kitt Peak National Observatory Visitor Center is open to the public daily and they offer Guided tours. Plus you can stargaze at Kitt Peak with their Nightly Observing Programs, or spend the night at a telescope with the Advanced Observing Program.
Stay safe and have a great weekend! j & B