Astronomy and astrophotography under California stars

Astrophotography Workshop at Mt. Wilson

October 14, 2012: Michael Britt of Samy's Camera organized a workshop with Fred Metzler of Canon and Dave Jurasevich, the Mt. Wilson Observatory Superintendent.

After a short presentation by Fred at Samy's Camera in Pasadena, we headed up the mountain. The weather couldn't have been more perfect—new moon, clear skies, and mild temperatures on a beautiful autumn night. Once the 25 participants arrived at Mt. Wilson, we were treated to a tour of the 100" dome and its historic telescope. We then returned to the 60" telescope and began viewing and snapping single images through the telescope.

Images of the 100" Hooker Telescope

Images of and from the 60" Telescope

Scenic images from the grounds