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The Observatory Telescopes! - January 2015

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Mockingbird Wanted Telescopes!

So last year during one of the many trips I had done out and about ticking off things which seemed of interest I noticed an old report from a good mate of mine UrbanX I didn't want to hassle him, so I just decided to track it down an get on with it - His report is here - Which is far more better than my petty attempt :lol:
http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/showthread.php?t=21502&highlight=mullard#.VL5xlNKsWSo

So deciding on something different this place sparked my curiosity, an soon I was muddy and walking towards them yeah they are impressive an the ones shown are not in use, despite this being a live site I soon found myself being questioned by security, they was cool and didn't pressure me to leave straight away, but I felt it I snapped all I wanted, just wish I could of climbed on one :(
I really should of planned seeing these better but oh well whats done is done and ticked off, this place also reminded me my sensor needed a good cleaning, but having not cleaned it for almost a year and the grubby places id happily swapped lenses over in, it is not that bad... all cleaned now though. :mrgreen:

There is history, but I shall only place a little below, sadly not many shots either.

Home to a number of large aperture synthesis radio telescopes, including the One-Mile Telescope, 5-km Ryle Telescope, and the Arcminute Microkelvin Imager. Radio interferometry started in the mid-1940s.
The observatory was founded under Martin Ryle of the Radio-Astronomy Group of the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge and was opened by Sir Edward Victor Appleton on 25 July 1957.


Enjoy what I snapped up...

16138865508_eba7a12275_c.jpgIMGP0407 by Mockingbird!, on Flickr

16138863658_6603d1201a_c.jpgIMGP0411 by Mockingbird!, on Flickr

15704006054_a2851255e7_c.jpgIMGP0413 by Mockingbird!, on Flickr

15704002504_f567df081b_c.jpgIMGP0416 by Mockingbird!, on Flickr

15706512013_7e53e47359_c.jpgIMGP0427 by Mockingbird!, on Flickr

16324636871_2911364a22_c.jpgIMGP0414 by Mockingbird!, on Flickr

16300476586_ca961eaeab_c.jpgIMGP0424 by Mockingbird!, on Flickr

16139040040_dd69477a01_c.jpgIMGP0422 by Mockingbird!, on Flickr

16324627251_ef378bd899_c.jpgIMGP0429 by Mockingbird!, on Flickr

Cheers for looking more to come soon - Mockingbird
 

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Superb report! Way better pics than me dude! Loving every one of those.
It's quite an impressive site isn't it?
Hat's off to ya, sounds like secca were alight with you too.
Thanks for sharing :)
 

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You're definitely whacking the reports up lately! Awesome images as usual. In all my time doing this I've only had one encounter with secca, which went ok. First shot sets things up nicely.
 

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Superb report! Way better pics than me dude! Loving every one of those.
It's quite an impressive site isn't it?
Hat's off to ya, sounds like secca were alight with you too.
Thanks for sharing :)

Very impressive mate, was not expecting that many satellites to say the least, yeah secca was alright they must get alot of people straying from the farmland ;)

Shall have to get together next month chap!!!
 
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