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@PercivalLowell

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Night seems not to have slowed the fire. Surreal and mesmerizing.

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Nature gives us paradoxes, such as this terrible beauty.

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One of the #flagstafffire sky cranes just lumbered directly over my observatory.

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Ridge on flank of Peaks exploding in fire, clearly visible even from this distance.

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Fire creating an enormous pyrocumulus.Leaping flames periodically visible.

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Another fire looms. Note slurry bomber above plume.Thinking of evacuees.

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Another view from the Mars Hill overlook.

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Lots of people watching fire from Mars Hill as slurry bombers make their runs.

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Unnerving sight from my Observatory now. TY & best wishes to firefighters ground & air.

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DCT engineers Alex (top) & Ryan test primary mirror cell. It's now at telescope site.

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We installed the DCT's 35,000 lb pedestal today. It fit its anchor bolts perfectly.

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TY all for RT's. We're dug out & ready to go for Wed 12/9. #FLG is lovely in winter - as in any season!

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The scene on Mars Hill today.

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Princess Leia (one of our postdoctoral researchers) & friend attended my staff Halloween potluck today.

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On Weds., #FLG artist George Averbeck presented my Observatory w/ this beautiful piece.

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...and as of last week, the giant DCT dome shutters are operational!

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Discovery Channel Telescope progress: dome nearly completed...

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