The Tidbinbilla Tracking Station.

Uploaded: October 10, 2012 12:39:30


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


Mike Clime October 10, 2012

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

Robert R. Goodman October 10, 2012

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

Lynn M. Whitt October 10, 2012

Great capture. #10363951

Marijana Fajgl October 10, 2012

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

Gord MacEachern October 10, 2012

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

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer October 10, 2012

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

Hendrik Storme October 10, 2012

Wonderful find and capture! #10364075

David Hurt October 10, 2012

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 Robinson level-deluxe October 10, 2012

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

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 10, 2012

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

Stephen Zacker October 10, 2012

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

Terry Cervi level-deluxe October 10, 2012

A wonderful capture, John! #10364151

Monnie Ryan October 10, 2012

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

Ann Coates level-classic October 10, 2012

What a cool and interesting capture John. #10364281

Wm Nosal October 10, 2012

COOL Shot John! #10364303

Barbara Waldoch October 10, 2012

Terrific shot, John! #10364349

Anthony G. Comella October 10, 2012

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

Carol L. Fowler October 10, 2012

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

Mary K. Robison October 10, 2012

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

Renee Doyle October 11, 2012

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

Avril Young October 11, 2012

Cool capture John, very interesting too! #10364754

Brett Dolsen October 11, 2012

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

Tiia Vissak October 11, 2012

a cool view! #10364842

Stefania Barbier level-classic October 11, 2012

great capture! #10364934

Joy Rector October 11, 2012

great shot #10365005

Connie J. Bagot October 11, 2012

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

Emile Abbott level-classic October 11, 2012

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

Martha R. Mazon level-classic October 11, 2012

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

John Connolly October 11, 2012

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

Tammy Espino October 11, 2012

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

Jack Ryan October 11, 2012

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

Nadia Paul October 12, 2012

Terrific capture John - great comp and detail! #10366187

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 12, 2012

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

John Connolly October 12, 2012

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

Phyllis A. Houghton October 13, 2012

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

John Connolly October 13, 2012

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

Phyllis A. Houghton October 17, 2012

Congrats on your EFP, John! #10373449

John Connolly October 17, 2012

Thanks Phyllis! #10373866

Laura E. Swan level-classic October 26, 2012

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 October 30, 2012

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 November 29, 2012

John, congratulations #10438971

Sherran Andersen level-classic November 29, 2012

Congrats John. #10439300

Nadia Paul November 29, 2012

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist John! #10439362

Ann Coates level-classic November 29, 2012

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist John. #10439604

Laura E. Swan level-classic November 30, 2012

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 level-classic November 30, 2012

gorgeous finalist... congratulations!!! #10439751

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 30, 2012

Congrats again, John. Great finalist. #10439774

Robert R. Goodman November 30, 2012

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

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic November 30, 2012

Very cool; and big congrats! #10440627

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic November 30, 2012



YSA... #10440740

Wm Nosal November 30, 2012

Congratulations, John! #10441230

Ellen Hodges November 30, 2012

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

Emile Abbott level-classic November 30, 2012

Congratulations on another fabulous finalist, John. #10441445

ALLEN O. HOWARD November 30, 2012

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

Nancy L. Green level-classic November 30, 2012

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

Marijana Fajgl November 30, 2012

Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, John! #10442372

Tammy Espino November 30, 2012

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

Barbara Waldoch November 30, 2012

Congratulations on your finalists, John! #10442771

Avril Young November 30, 2012

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

Barbara Mason December 01, 2012

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

John Connolly December 01, 2012

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

Hendrik Storme December 01, 2012

Congratulations!!!! #10445287

Katherine Kuhn December 01, 2012

Congratulations on your finalist, John! #10445370

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic December 01, 2012

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

Martha R. Mazon level-classic December 02, 2012

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

John Connolly December 02, 2012

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

Merna L. Nobile December 04, 2012

To my photo friend:
Look back with pride,
Look forward with excitement,
Enjoy the success of the day.

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer December 05, 2012

A well deserved finalist, John. Congratulations! #10452001

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic December 09, 2012

A huge Congrats on this inspirational image John. #10457816

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 12, 2012

Now how did I miss this?? Congratulations John!

jo ann c. #10461824

Daniel Ruf December 12, 2012

Congrats on the finalists. #10462150

John Connolly December 14, 2012

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

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