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1/250s @ f/18, ISO 640, Nikkor 24-70 mm f/2.8 @ 70mm.
Prompted by response to his popular lectures, astronomer Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel founded the Cincinnati Astronomical Society (CAS) in 1842. With CAS funding, Mitchel traveled to Munich, Bavaria to acquire the optical elements for what became the world's second largest refractor telescope. In 1843, former president John Qunicy Adams laid the cornerstone of the observatory building located upon the hill since known as Mount Adams. The Cincinnati Observatory was completed and opend for study in 1843. Mitchel, who died in service during the Civil War, was among the first to popularize astronomy in America. The telescope remains in daily use, the oldest such instrument in the US.

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Colette M. Metcalf
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    Terrific image and pov!

11/28/2012 2:57:33 AM

Leslie McLain
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Fantastic capture and design elements, Rona.

11/28/2012 4:19:15 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Excellent capture, detail use of tones and info!

11/28/2012 4:53:21 AM

Monnie Ryan
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Interesting information and a unique take on this beautiful building, Rona!

11/28/2012 6:26:11 AM

Carol L. Fowler
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Beautiful B+W image. Great POV

11/28/2012 6:29:37 PM

Terry Cervi
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What a beautiful shot of this old observatory, Rona!! All the better in black and white!!

11/28/2012 8:09:51 PM

Lindley Johnson
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Terrific comp, perfect in black and white, Rona. The information is fascinating, too - I had no idea!

12/3/2012 5:29:48 PM

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