Friday 4 April 2014

The KAIRA snowscape

It's Friday again and, after a dearth of Friday photographs, we've an absolute treat for you today.

Back in November of 2013, we ran an extended campaign at KAIRA with the University of Southampton, observing pulsars, incoherent scatter radar and various riometry experiments. On one morning, we actually had some clear weather, giving us a chance to take some photographs. And today we feature one of these.

KAIRA 2013-11-03 (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)

The photograph was taken on 3rd November 2013, and shows the Low-Band Antenna (LBA) array in the central foreground with the HBA behind it and a bit to the right. It is also possible to see the site containers too. The mountains in the background are (from left to right) Pikku Malla, Iso Malla and Sallorássa. The first two are in Finland and the latter is in Norway.

You can click on the above image to see a somewhat larger version. However, for those who really want high-resolution, we have a 3200x1000-pixel version (4 MB) at the KAIRA press-and-media page. Or, if that is not enough, we also have a huge 9600x3000-pixel version (30 MB... Warning: this image may take a while to download). Oh, and a big thank-you to Poppy Martin (U. Soton) for lending her amazing camera to me in order to make the image.

Have a nice weekend, everyone!

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