Right Angles

© Rona L. Schwarz

Right Angles

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 11/28/2012 2:57:33 AM

Terrific image and pov! #1500670

Leslie McLain level-classic 11/28/2012 4:19:15 AM

Fantastic capture and design elements, Rona. #10436341

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 11/28/2012 4:53:21 AM

Excellent capture, detail use of tones and info! #10436441

Monnie Ryan level-classic 11/28/2012 6:26:11 AM

Interesting information and a unique take on this beautiful building, Rona! #10436543

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 11/28/2012 6:29:37 PM

Beautiful B+W image. Great POV #10437243

Terry Cervi level-classic 11/28/2012 8:09:51 PM

What a beautiful shot of this old observatory, Rona!! All the better in black and white!! #10437333

Lindley Johnson level-classic 12/3/2012 5:29:48 PM

Terrific comp, perfect in black and white, Rona. The information is fascinating, too - I had no idea! #10449172

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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.


Uploaded on 11/27/2012 8:49:20 PM

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Camera: Nikon D4 Digital SLR Camera

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