archive: SETI Correct image of the VLA

SETI Correct image of the VLA

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Fri, 21 May 1999 11:42:00 -0400

My mistake - here is the correct VLA image (though
the other ones are quite lovely in their own right):

http://home.cwix.com/~pam.orman@cwix.com/SunVLAdogs1.html

Larry

>From: "Henry Wallace" <ultrasonic@worldnet.att.net>
>To: "Larry Klaes" <lklaes@bbn.com>
>Subject: Re: SETI Found another VLA image
>Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 10:35:00 -0500
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>Larry, I think you posted the wrong picture.
>
>Henry Wallace
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>From: Larry Klaes <lklaes@bbn.com>
>To: carlsagan@craigerware.avalon.net; seti@sni.net
>Subject: SETI Found another VLA image
>Date: Friday, May 21, 1999 8:16 AM
>
>http://home.cwix.com/~pam.orman@cwix.com/JoeMoon.html
>
>Sun Dogs at the Very Large Array
>Sun Dogs at the Very Large Array
>
>
>November, 1986
>
>On the Plains of San Agustin in western New Mexico, the
>National Radio Astronomy Observatory operates the Very Large
>Array, one of the world's foremost radio telescopes.
>
>Twenty-seven 25-meter diameter dishes comprise the antenna
>array. The dishes shown here are along one of three 13-mile-
>long legs that form the Y-shaped array. These immense dishes
>are moved to various positions along the railroad tracks in
>the foreground.
>
>During this visit on an afternoon with thin, high clouds,
>I witnessed the most impressive display of atmospheric halos
>I have ever seen. Visible in this photo are two "sun dogs,"
>or parhelia, like miniature rainbows on either side of the
>sun. A brilliant "sun pillar" seems to extend upward and
>downward from the sun itself. These were only part of an
>incredibly complex pattern of arcs and rings that covered
>half the sky -- a "very large array" indeed!
>
>This image was published in the January 1992 issue of
>Sky & Telescope Magazine: http://www.skypub.com/
>
>Camera: Canon AE-1 35mm SLR.
>Film: Kodak Kodachrome 64 slide.
>Lens: 28mm with polarizing filter, unrecorded exposure.
>
>Scanned using a Nikon Coolscan LS-10E 35mm film scanner.
>
>
>Revised: April 23, 1999
>Copyright 1999 Joe Orman
>Joe Orman's Home Page
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