Moonrise at MMT Observatory
John Ashley caught February’s full moon rises Monday evening beyond the MMT Observatory – formerly called the Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory – on top of Mount Hopkins in Arizona. Mount Wrightson (left) hovers in the background. The telescope is part of the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, which is run jointly by the University of Arizona and the Smithsonian Institution. John wrote:
Photographed through 23.6 miles [38 km] of dusty, lower atmosphere, illustrating why we build telescopes on mountaintops.
Nikon D750, 500mm lens
Adobe Bridge, PS Cloud
Thank you, John!