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Taurid Meteor1204 viewsTaurid Meteor shower. The Taurids are linked to debris from comet 2P/Enke, and roughly every 3 years there is an outburst as Earths orbit intersects the debris cloud. They appear to eminate from the Constellation Tauris. They can be very bright.
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Starry Night2169 viewsA cold Winter Storm blew through the area March 11, 2006. I had just installed the WeatherCam and was lucky to catch this glimpse of the Hills dusted with snow down to the 2000 foot level.
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Orion507 viewsThe Lockheed P-3 Orion, was originally developed in 1959 during the Cold War as a Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Converted to an Aerial Tanker, it can carry 3,000 Gallons of Fire Retardant.
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732 viewsNext order of business was to get Antenna #4 ready to handle traffic. This 9 Meter Dish would handle traffic while we cleaned up the 32 Meter Dishes.

John Bartman (left)
and Shane Edmonston discuss the process.

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710 viewsOne day, just as the Sun was setting, this furry Tarantula came to visit. He was quite friendly and docile.

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Highlights632 viewsThe morning Sun was breaking through some clouds and highlighted the distant mountains. Wonderful mix of colors and geology in the desert.
Taken at Dumont Dunes near Death Vallet 3/27/06.

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Peek-A-Boo Sunrise415 viewsThe Sun peeks through in between the horizon and the clouds above. Taken 11/10/06 at Punta Estrella, just South of San Felipe.
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Kona Sunset436 viewsSunset overlooking the Tide Pools at Keauhou HI.

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Heading For Port433 viewsOne of the Tall Ships heading back into port. Tall Ships Festival Oxnard CA.
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Airplane2041 viewsThe long exposures on the WeatherCam at night (sometimes as much as 16 seconds) makes for some interesting effects. Here, a plane passes by. The lights make a streak and the dots along the line are the blinking lights on the plane.
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Anvil940 viewsAnvil Cloud erupting from a Thunderstorm over the Mount Baldy area as viewed from San Bernardino.
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