Picture Gallery for Sun 2006-11-19 02:26:16 UTC


Click to enlargeMark puts a cold source infront of the telescope to see if the cryostat is aligned.
Click to enlargeWhat's everyone looking at? There's a laser mounted in the centre of the secondary which is shining a dot on the back wall above and behind me. We're checking to see if the elevation axis is aligned by scanning up and down and seeing if the dot moves only up and down as a result, or also side-to-side.
Click to enlargeThe red dot on the wall. (It's about two thirds of the way down, on the right edge of the I-beam.)
Click to enlargeBLAST's primary picks up my camera flash. On the wall behind you can see light from the flash which bounced off the secondary.
Click to enlargeWithout the flash, I can see myself in the mirror. (The blurry spot lower left.)
Click to enlargeEnzo and Barth find a piece of the BOOMERanG '98 scaffolding. They're starting to dismantle the pig barn; this was presumably found when they dug it out.
Click to enlargeAnother shot of the same.
Click to enlargeGetting ready for the 50 meter test. The X-Y stage with chopper and cold source is out on top of the yellow shipping container. The row of red flags demark the cables running over the snow out to the X-Y stage. The flags are there so no-one drives over them.
Click to enlargeBLAST on the porch for the scan.
Click to enlargeBLAST on the porch for the scan.
Click to enlargeSetting up for the test.
Click to enlargeMatt and Marie set up the X-Y Stage.
Click to enlargeThe Boss goes for a drive.
Click to enlargeDevlin and Matt on top of the container trying to get everything into position.
Click to enlargeDevlin and Matt on top of the container trying to get everything into position.
Click to enlargeTesting alignment.
Click to enlargeLooking out towards the container.
Click to enlargeBLAST on the porch.
Click to enlargeAnita's rig. They've erected a Scott Tent (the yellow pyramid), which were developed for Scott's expeditions are still the standard today. They're the only tent designed for the Antarctic climate.
Click to enlargeBLAST on the porch.
Click to enlargeClearing the snow off BLAST and bringing it back inside.
Click to enlargeClearing the snow off BLAST and bringing it back inside.

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(9340x1160, 5038.18 kb) The view towards Mount Discovery as we boarded Ivan when we headed back early due to weather. In addition to the ominous looking clouds, there are also a number of large snow vorticies in the distance.

Click to enlargeA cross out behind the Chapel.
Click to enlargeThe same, after I cleared the snow off of it.

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(10456x1400, 6994.17 kb) The view southeast from station, looking over the ice runway. Despite the view, weather at McMurdo was pleasant.

Click to playA helicopter comes in for a landing.
Click to enlargeThe helicopter down on the ground.
Click to enlargeLooking back towards Fortress Rocks.
Click to enlargeHut Point.
Click to enlargeArrival Heights.
Click to enlargeA Fines hopper in town. It took me a while to figure out what "fines" were. It's finely ground gravel, for use to provide traction in slippery areas. I still don't know why all the I's are dotted with hearts.
Click to enlargeLooking up at Fortress Rocks and the T-Site. The "T" stands for "transmitters".
Click to playSnow on the Fortress Rocks on the ride out to LDB.
Click to enlarge"Steep Grade: Shift Down." The sign above Scott Base, at the start of the downhill section of the road enroute to the transition.
Click to enlargeCrater Hill.
Click to enlargeLooking down at the pressure ridges.
Click to playHeading down the hill.
Click to enlargeScott Base under a break in the clouds.
Click to enlargeScott Base containers.
Click to enlargePressure Ridges.
Click to enlargeDown below Scott Base at the edge of the transition.
Click to enlargeThe shore of Ross Island.
Click to enlargeThe shore of Ross Island.
Click toplayCliffs along the shore of Ross Island from the ice offshore.
Click to enlargeThe shore of Ross Island.

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