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Lowell Observatory

I went to the Lowell observatory (, and in particular the Steele Visitor Center, in Flagstaff, with two crazy guys from Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. It was full moon and I got a nice look at it through a little portable telescope. Nearly blinded myself because they didn't have a lunar filter. Also got a nice look through one of their proper big telescopes at Albireo, a binary star sysem just off the Swan constellation. Sadly, couldn't get any pictures of them so, ....

Flagstaff at night, as seen from the approach to the Lowell observatory.

The two crazy guys from Edinburgh; Paul on the left, Matthias on the right.