Keck Observatory HQ
Photographed by Fred Lusk on June 7, 2005
From Waimea, Hawaii
 
Description:
The twin 10-meter Keck Telescopes are located on Mauna Kea at an elevation of 13,600 feet. Headquarters for the observatory is located in Waimea, 19 miles to the NW and at a much more manageable elevation of 2,700 feet. The HQ was disappointing to visit because all the visitor gets to see is the lobby, which has a couple models and a couple photos.
 
Imaging Camera:
Olympus E-1 (4:3 DSLR)
 
Imaging Scope/Lens:
DZuiko 14-54 mm f/2.8-3.5
 
Mount/Tripod:
None
 
Guide Scope/Camera:
None
 
Exposure Details:
Exposure data was lost by Kodak EasyShare. My E-1 was brand new and I didn't have enough memory cards for our trip to Hawaii, so I had to transfer my images to CD a couple times. Unfortunately, the only method I could find in Hawaii was to use a Kodak EasyShare machine. EasyShare has several problems: [1] while it maintains image dimensions, it increases the JPEG compression; [2] it strips off the filename provided by the camera and substitutes its own; [3] it strips off ALL of the EXIF information; and, [4] the EasyShare program is aggressive and wants to force itself onto your computer. I sent Kodak a nasty letter about EasyShare but received no reply, let alone an apology. This was my one and only use of EasyShare.

 
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