The Tidbinbilla Tracking Station.

© John Connolly

The Tidbinbilla Tracking Station.

Mike Clime 10/10/2012 12:49:11 PM

Cool capture and would be interesting to know what they have heard, John! #1491521

Bobby Ray Goodman 10/10/2012 12:56:46 PM

Hi John,Excellent capture my friend.That sure is one tall dish.Wonderful clarity and detail!!! #10363926

Lynn M. Whitt 10/10/2012 1:10:39 PM

Great capture. #10363951

Marijana Fajgl 10/10/2012 1:16:41 PM

Who knows, one day they might discover some comunication! Wonderful find and capture, John! #10363962

Gord MacEachern 10/10/2012 1:55:48 PM

Great find and a perfect capture John, that would be a lot of dollars sitting there!! #10364047

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 10/10/2012 1:58:14 PM

Very impressive! And so is this image, John. So well composed and captured. #10364052

Hendrik Storme 10/10/2012 2:07:48 PM

Wonderful find and capture! #10364075

David K. Hurt 10/10/2012 2:19:45 PM

Hi John, NASA has a simular facility in the Owens Valley, California. If you ever have a chance to get up close you will see that these dishes are HUGE. Thanks for sharing your shot. #10364100

Jeff W. Robinson 10/10/2012 2:30:01 PM

That is some serious technology - Excellent capture John! #10364123

Tammy M. Anderson 10/10/2012 2:30:52 PM

Very interesting. Great clarity and capture, JOhn. #10364125

Stephen Zacker 10/10/2012 2:38:09 PM

Fantastic. I just watched them take one of our antennas down #10364144

Terry Cervi 10/10/2012 2:39:40 PM

A wonderful capture, John! #10364151

Monnie Ryan 10/10/2012 3:15:57 PM

Bet you could pick up a radio station on Mars with this baby! Terrific capture! #10364246

Ann Coates 10/10/2012 3:42:48 PM

What a cool and interesting capture John. #10364281

Wm Nosal 10/10/2012 4:03:33 PM

COOL Shot John! #10364303

Barbara Waldoch 10/10/2012 4:34:09 PM

Terrific shot, John! #10364349

Anthony G. Comella 10/10/2012 5:18:37 PM

Super capture John - Bet you don't miss any TV stations - just kidding!! Superb!!! #10364375

Carol L. Fowler 10/10/2012 6:16:52 PM

Great- now you can attract all the UFOs down there! LOL! awesome bit of equipment there! #10364444

Mary K. Robison 10/10/2012 9:40:35 PM

Love all the shades of blue captured in this intriguing scene, John. #10364589

Renee Doyle 10/11/2012 1:56:14 AM

I wonder if they are playing cricket :-)
Wonderfully captured and composed John! #10364669

Avril Mrs Young 10/11/2012 3:02:42 AM

Cool capture John, very interesting too! #10364754

Brett Dolsen 10/11/2012 3:28:02 AM

Great find and capture John! Looks like another great trip. #10364811

Tiia Vissak 10/11/2012 3:37:47 AM

a cool view! #10364842

Stefania Barbier 10/11/2012 4:40:11 AM

great capture! #10364934

Joy Rector 10/11/2012 5:28:31 AM

great shot #10365005

Connie J. Bagot 10/11/2012 7:41:49 AM

Amazing structure and I loved hearing the use of it---beautiful photo as well! #10365148

Emile Abbott 10/11/2012 8:08:57 AM

Excellent capture of this array. Wonder what they are listening too. #10365179

Martha R. Mazon 10/11/2012 11:54:23 AM

Wonderful perspective and design, John! I love the way the cloud looks like a bit of steam being let off! #10365431

John Connolly 10/11/2012 12:16:50 PM

Many thanks for all your kind comments, they are appreciated! #10365455

Tammy Espino 10/11/2012 1:26:58 PM

ET phone home :) Cool capture!!! #10365577

Jack Ryan 10/11/2012 2:14:30 PM

Wow! That is one big mail box...! Oh! I see. Unique even though it isn't a mail box. Great shot! #10365678

Nadia Paul 10/12/2012 12:55:49 AM

Terrific capture John - great comp and detail! #10366187

Nancy L. Green 10/12/2012 8:29:12 AM

VERY well composed John, this is one very impressive complex, WTG!! <>< #10366556

John Connolly 10/12/2012 2:33:06 PM

Thanks you Tammy, Jack, Nadia and Nancy for your thoughts on this one! #10367000

Phyllis A. Houghton 10/13/2012 9:48:30 AM

Great composition and clarity. This is not a subject that usually photographs well, but your image is excellent, John! #10367737

John Connolly 10/13/2012 2:48:27 PM

Thanks Phyllis, it is a marvelous place to visit! #10368039

Phyllis A. Houghton 10/17/2012 9:20:40 AM

Congrats on your EFP, John! #10373449

John Connolly 10/17/2012 2:35:45 PM

Thanks Phyllis! #10373866

Laura E. Swan 10/26/2012 6:19:28 PM

Amazing that you were able to get this close up to it, Brother John! How exciting. I wonder if they have ever heard anything interesting?? Beep-beep-dee-beep! Seems unfair that they never tell us anything much about it.

Love this shot!
-Sister Swanee :)) #10385779

John Connolly 10/30/2012 2:25:28 PM

Thank you Sister Swanee! This is a fully operational NASA site, and is still in communication with all the Mars projects and space voyages! #10395260

Stan Kwasniowski 11/29/2012 8:02:19 PM

John, congratulations #10438971

Sherran Andersen 11/29/2012 9:17:28 PM

Congrats John. #10439300

Nadia Paul 11/29/2012 9:37:49 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist John! #10439362

Ann Coates 11/29/2012 11:02:16 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist John. #10439604

Laura E. Swan 11/30/2012 12:25:45 AM

Brother John! Hurry and get here!!! Look! You got Finalist! Yippeeeee!!! Thank you for telling me more about this station here. I love hearing about these things!

Good Luck in the next round!
-Swanee :D #10439697

Stefania Barbier 11/30/2012 1:01:12 AM

gorgeous finalist... congratulations!!! #10439751

Tammy M. Anderson 11/30/2012 1:08:05 AM

Congrats again, John. Great finalist. #10439774

Bobby Ray Goodman 11/30/2012 4:27:01 AM

Hi John,Big Congratulations my friend on this beautiful finalist!!!! #10440234

Randy D. Dinkins 11/30/2012 5:51:08 AM

Very cool; and big congrats! #10440627

isabel C. Zepeda 11/30/2012 6:27:32 AM

John

CONGRATULATIOS ON THIS FINALIST

YSA... #10440740

Wm Nosal 11/30/2012 8:22:09 AM

Congratulations, John! #10441230

Ellen Hodges 11/30/2012 8:46:24 AM

Congrats and very best luck, John!!! #10441368

Emile Abbott 11/30/2012 8:59:10 AM

Congratulations on another fabulous finalist, John. #10441445

Allen O. Howard 11/30/2012 10:29:19 AM

A great shot for sure! The details are awesome my friend! Congratulations!!! #10441847

Nancy L. Green 11/30/2012 12:21:09 PM

CONGRATULATIONS John on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <>< #10442237

Marijana Fajgl 11/30/2012 1:14:35 PM

Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, John! #10442372

Tammy Espino 11/30/2012 2:20:19 PM

Congrats, John on your outstanding finalist!! :) #10442632

Barbara Waldoch 11/30/2012 2:58:10 PM

Congratulations on your finalists, John! #10442771

Avril Mrs Young 11/30/2012 4:54:49 PM

Congratulations ...this is awesome... #10443281

Barbara Mason 12/1/2012 3:18:01 AM

Congratulations again John - two very different images - Good Luck !! #10444167

John Connolly 12/1/2012 11:48:45 AM

Thank you for all your encouraging comments, they are appreciated! #10445177

Hendrik Storme 12/1/2012 12:28:28 PM

Congratulations!!!! #10445287

Katherine Kuhn 12/1/2012 1:01:02 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, John! #10445370

Marilyn K. Lincecum 12/1/2012 8:37:15 PM

WTG John..Congratulations on a wonderful finalist. #10445865

Martha R. Mazon 12/2/2012 11:12:34 AM

Congrats on another wonderful finalist, John! I missed this when looking through your gallery the other night. #10446709

John Connolly 12/2/2012 11:41:45 AM

Thank you so much Hendrik, Katherine, Marilyn and Martha for your kind comments! #10446798

Merna L. Nobile 12/4/2012 12:13:00 PM


To my photo friend:
Look back with pride,
Look forward with excitement,
Enjoy the success of the day.
CONGRATULATIONS! Merna
#10450718

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 12/5/2012 7:15:46 AM

A well deserved finalist, John. Congratulations! #10452001

Reynaldo D. Reyes 12/9/2012 2:55:11 PM

A huge Congrats on this inspirational image John. #10457816

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/12/2012 10:13:42 AM

Now how did I miss this?? Congratulations John!

jo ann c. #10461824

Daniel Ruf 12/12/2012 2:37:31 PM

Congrats on the finalists. #10462150

John Connolly 12/14/2012 11:39:33 AM

Thanks a lot Merna, Kiki, Reynaldo, Jo Ann and Daniel for your kind remarks! #10464297

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Description

This complex is just down the road from yesterdays river capture! It is one of NASA's Australian Deep Space Communication Complexes, operated in Australia by our CSIRO.

Taken at 1/500th f8.0 and ISO-200.


Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90

Uploaded on 10/10/2012 12:39:30 PM

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Camera: Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera

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