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Volume 35, Number 2 -- February 2000

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Just One Look

The lunar eclipse of 20 January was indeed spectacular, but NCAR associate director Walt Dabberdt recently caught a different scene of lunar beauty. Walt was in the Steamboat Springs area at the time of the full moon last 24 October. At moonrise, says Walt, "The skies were virtually clear except for this one wave-like cloud at the ridge line above and just south of Walton Canyon." Walt calls himself an "enthusiastic but sporadic" outdoor photographer. "I try to pack my camera bag whenever traveling to the mountains (which is often). This is certainly one of my personal favorites, especially because of the unusual translucent effect of the moon rising through the cloud." To bag this image, Walt used a tripod-mounted Minolta Maxxum SPxi SLR with 200-speed 35-millimeter film and an exposure (as he recalls) of eight seconds. The lens was a Tamron AF 70-300 mm telephoto.

About this publication

Writer/editor: Bob Henson
Copy editor: Zhenya Gallon, Carol Rasmussen
Design: Michael Shibao
Printing: CG Press
Print distribution: Milli Butterworth
Electronic distribution: Jacque Marshall
Photography: NCAR Imaging & Design Center, Carlye Calvin

Unless otherwise noted all images are copyrighted by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research / National Center for Atmospheric Research / National Science Foundation.


Edited by Bob Henson, bhenson@ucar.edu
Prepared for the Web by Jacque Marshall


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