North of here, over the Lindis pass, spread across the awesome MacKenzie Country is the 'The Dark Park'. That's what I call it anyway. And in the middle of those endless kilometers of dark, I got my own picture of the moon. With the assistance of some great technology.
|My moon shot. Through a Mt John telescope.|
To be frank, given there was a moon like this, it was not as dark as many of the nights we get home at 'The Field of Gold'. But at home we don't have a sixteen inch telescope under a dome. So here at Mt John for the first time I saw the Rings around Saturn !!!! Myself - with my own eyes - for the the very first time - using one of those huge machines. Magic.
|Flying in. A scattering of telescopes on top of Mount John. Notice the vast landscape.|
|Notice the far mountains. The Dark Park includes these as well. It's a big park.|
|Tekapo Village. Mt John in the immediate background. Some real mountains behind.|
|The big silver dome is Nagoya University Japan. The biggest unit on the mountain.|
|The former American Military Facility. Now University of Canterbury.|
|A photo of my beloved. The night we were on the mountain|