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I agree, they make great photos, and there aren't as many of them as there used to be. It's good that you "caught" it while it was still here. Here is another one I think you will enjoy!

The Geographical Center of the United States (contiguous 48) is located about two miles northwest of Lebanon, Kansas. Take US Highway 281 north 1 mile, and turn west one mile on K-191 to the maker that has been erected at the end of the paved road. The actual center is about a half mile away in the center of a former hog farm.

Thanks yal. These were 3 out of 100 pictures I snapped at this location. What I lack in quality I make up for in quantity. Probability of getting a good set is on my side when using a 4GB card!

Thanks for the correction!

Gorgeous! Definatly a unique perspective of the place.

Thanks for all your comments William ! I've a good camera for low lights... (a 350D) ...and yes, there's a lot to discover in France :)

Here, the path passes just between two cliffs, it's quite aerial !

Lowell Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. Lowell Observatory is among the oldest observatories in the United States, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965.

The Observatory's original 24-inch Alvan Clark Telescope is still in use today for public education. Lowell Observatory hosts 70,000 visitors per year who take guided daytime tours and view various wonders of the night sky through the Clark Telescope and other telescopes. It was founded in 1894 by astronomer Percival Lowell, and run for a time by his third cousin Guy Lowell of Boston's well-known Lowell family. The current trustee of Lowell Observatory is William Lowell Putnam, grandnephew of founder Percival Lowell and son of long-time trustee Roger Putnam.

Pluto's discoverer was Clyde Tombaugh, a 22-year-old Kansas farm boy. Tombaugh's task in this observatory was systematically to image the night sky in pairs of photographs taken two weeks apart, then examine each pair and determine whether any objects had shifted position. Using a machine called a blink comparator, he rapidly shifted back and forth between views of each of the plates, to create the illusion of movement of any objects that had changed position or appearance between photographs. On February 18, 1930, after nearly a year of searching, Tombaugh discovered a possible moving object on photographic plates taken on January 23 and January 29 of that year. A lesser-quality photograph taken on January 20 helped confirm the movement. Upon confirmation, Tombaugh walked into his directors office and declared, "Doctor Slipher, I have found your Planet X."



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