• A week-long watch at the Taiga Observatory site, 2019

    From Ivan Shmakov@21:1/5 to All on Wed Feb 20 03:24:53 2019
    XPost: sci.physics.particle

    [Cross-posting to news:rec.travel.asia & news:sci.physics.particle
    for reasons. I’m going to be checking both of them from time to
    time over the next few weeks, so feel free to post your followups
    to either or both of them as appropriate.]

    Not unlike a year before [1], I’m yet again on a week-long watch
    at the “Taiga” observatory site [2‒4], located (very) roughly at
    the midpoint between the Shuluta ulus and the Tory village
    proper, in a bend of the Irkut River in Tunkinsky National Park,

    We’ve reached Irkutsk by train in the morning, 14th, and within
    a hour or two were on a car to the site. We’ve arrived there at
    perhaps 06:30 UTC, and our shift began the next morning.

    This time I’ve brought a digital camera with me; some of the
    photographs are already available from Wikimedia Commons [5].

    [1] news:p52g4a$ef3$1@gioia.aioe.org
    [2] http://taiga-experiment.info/
    (May as well be called “Taiga Observatory,” I suppose, as there’re
    hardly any conditions that can feasibly be controlled.)
    [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunka_experiment
    [4] http://openstreetmap.org/?mlat=51.8099&mlon=103.0673
    [5] http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:ListFiles/Ivan_Shmakov

    FSF associate member #7257 http://taiga-experiment.info/

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