Mt. Pinos, Nordic Base Station, in Los Padres National Forest, California

The Nordic Base station and camping area at 8,300 feet. date 2005-05-11
The Nordic Base station and camping area at 8,300 feet

Below: Close-up of sign on roof of Nordic Base Station. 2005-05-11
Close-up of sign on roof of Nordic Base Station.

Below: All else being equal, at this elevation the sky is very blue. date 2005-05-11
All else being equal, at this elevation the sky is very blue.
Below: My "campsite" at Nordic base station. Next to the rear of the car is a mount and tripod for astro- and time-lapse photography. date 2005-05-11
Below/Right: Astronomy educator Bob Noss was also at the Base Station this evening testing his 25" Obsession reflecting telescope. date 2005-05-11
Astronomy educator Bob Voss was also at the Base Station this evening testing his 25" Obsession reflecting telescope.
Another picture of Bob Voss with his 25-incher

Technical info: All images taken with Canon A80 digital camera. Shots were taken handheld; all controls on auto.

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