VERITAS Optical Reflector Closeup by desertaura

VERITAS Optical Reflector Closeup

VERITAS is an acronym for Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System. This photo shows a closeup of the mirrors on one of four 12m optical reflectors for gamma-ray astronomy.

I have flipped this photo upside-down so that the reflection appears to the viewer right-side up. As you can see, the huge 12-meter (almost 40 feet) reflector is made up of hexagon-shaped mirrors. In the reflection, beyond the buildings, you can see the back of one of the other reflectors.

It is located at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory on Mount Hopkins in Arizona. I took this photo on 2 February 2015.
Oh, wow, what a fantastic POV. You would never know it was a reflection!
February 10th, 2015  
Terrific shot. Fave.
February 10th, 2015  
very interesting shot
February 10th, 2015  
Fascinating place to visit, so interesting. Love this capture with the reflections.
February 10th, 2015  
So cool. I like how in the reflection, there's yet another dish! What an interesting area you are in!
February 10th, 2015  
Lee
Well shot, and great clean reflections.
February 10th, 2015  
@jamibann @creampuff @mahjongfan @anazad511 @elatedpixie @gamelee - Thanks, everyone! Lee, I imagine they keep those mirrors well polished!
February 10th, 2015  
Bev
Very cool shot. I love the shapes and the reflections are so clear. It's a big mirror.
February 11th, 2015  
Very cool
February 11th, 2015  
Pam
Very cool shot! There is so much going on in this image. I love that it takes my eyes to every part. I would love to see this.
February 11th, 2015  
@prttblues @bkbinthecity @pammerritt - Thank you for your comments!
February 12th, 2015  
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