Mount Wilson: More Images from Summit

On Tuesday 26 April 2005, I took another road trip to Mt. Wilson. The visibility was a much better towards the North and North-East allowing one to see Mt. Baldy (San Antonio), Mt. Pacifico, Mt. Waterman, Mt. Baden-Powell and Santiago Peak towards the South-East. Clouds, marine layer and smog prevented more-distant mountains (San Gorgonio, San Jacinto, Palomar) -- as well as Los Angeles cityscapes -- from being seen.

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Panorama from Echo Rock, Mt. Wilson, California
(above) 2005-04-26: 5700-ft. Panorama from Echo Rock, Mt. Wilson. West to South-East. This panorama was inspired by
MWOA's own panorama -- CLICK HERE to view.
(Tools used to assemble and tweak this panorama: PTA 3.0 with Autopano and Enblend plug-ins; Adobe Photoshop 2.0, Jasc PaintShop Pro 8 and Irfan).


2005-04-26: 5700-ft. Facing North-East at Echo Rock near summit of Mt. Wilson. Mount Baldy is in the center.
(above) 2005-04-26: 5700-ft. Facing North-East at Echo Rock near summit of Mt. Wilson. Mount Baldy is in the center.
The Mt. Wilson telescopes are behind the camera. There is some haze (fog or smog) which curtails visibility somewhat.
This is a 55 mm image.

Facing North-East at Echo Rock near summit of Mt. Wilson
(above) 2005-04-26: 5700-ft. Facing North-East at Echo Rock near summit of Mt. Wilson.

A note on my attire:
Skin cancer is the most-prevalent from of cancer afflicting humankind. Even in Southern California, I wear dark, full-sleeve
(close-knit fabric) shirts, pants and a wide-brim hat. UV-filtering sunglasses and high-SPF sunscreen are also essential.
I also wear biking gloves to shield my hands (especially important when driving).
CLICK HERE for more tips on skin cancer risk mitigation
. Keeping one's calorie intake low (but nutritious) also significantly
reduces cancer risks (all types) and being thin helps to keep one cool, even while wearing full sun-protective clothing* and hat.

* Note: There are some reports that suggest black clothing may in fact be better than white for protecting skin tissue against UV.
There are also some clothing companies claiming that their apparel offers better SPF than ordinary clothing. TTBOMK, none of
these claims have been tested or proved by non-profit or government agencies.

Technical:

All images taken with Canon Digital Rebel 300 EOS camera. Focus: manual. All other parameters: manual. Tripod was used.

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