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A beautiful day...

…for photographing the South Pole. . :-) This was taken at 11:35 pm. It's late Spring here which means we get 24 hr of daylight.


Approx. Temperature: -40 °C / -40 °F

Windchill: -51 °C / -61 °F


Self-portait | iPhone 4 | South Pole Telescope, Antarctica, 17 Nov 2011

© 2011 José Francisco Salgado, PhD


The South Pole Telescope (SPT) is a 10-m (394 in) diameter telescope located at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica. It is a microwave/millimetre-wave telescope that observes in a frequency range between 70 and 300 GHz. The primary science goal for SPT is to conduct a survey to find several thousand clusters of galaxies, which should allow interesting constraints on the Dark Energy equation of state.

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Taken on November 17, 2011