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by Galileo Galilei. His contributions to observational astronomy include the telescopic confirmation of the phases of Venus, the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter (named the Galilean moons in his honour), and the observation and analysis of sunspots. Galileo also worked in applied science and technology, inventing an improved military compass and other instruments.
The telescope pictured here is an exact replica on display at the Griffith Park Observatory, one the many improved exhibits from the 2002 – 2005 renovation project…

Camera: Olympus E620, Zuiko lens @ 22mm, ISO:325
4/19/13
Los Angeles, California

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telescope, galileo, astronomy, griffith park observaory

The world of photography actually began around age 12 working with an old German range finder (120 film) camera with bellows. I was instructed on how to use the apertures for depth of field, shutter and film speed, and light meters. In high school I enrolled in all photography classes for 4 years using 4 × 5 graphic view and medium format film cameras. The last 25 years were in advertising/photography, copy writing and theatrical promotional work…

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