Moonrise at Table Mountain

Moonrise through clouds at Table Mountain Observatory

This interesting color photograph was taken with Kodak Ektachrome-X 35mm film with an ASA of 100
on August 14, 1965 of the rising moon above the eastern horizon with local cumulus clouds in the valley
below the observatory. A 250mm f/4 lens was used for this 10 second exposure, with the camera on a
fixed tripod.

Table Mountain Observatory, operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), is located just west of the
town of Wrightwood, California at an elevation of 7500 feet.

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