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Mystery Machine
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My entry for What Is It? A major Hint: f = 1.0

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Nikoneer
08/12/17 5:33 PM GMT
A camera with an extremely short focal length? Possibly in the nose of an aircraft? And that black shape inside that "V" of tan-painted bars in the middle tis the lens? A very good entry, indeed.

-Nik
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+purmusic
08/12/17 7:45 PM GMT
Well..

Google image search says it is "aerospace engineering" related.

Perusing your galleries didn't reveal too much else, other than this one:

"Reflection on Infinity"

... but, that was some years ago.

However.. it might be indicative of your interests. Adding in, the other images of aircraft in your personal galleries.

So..

Ima guess.. a wind turbine/jet engine. As the surrounding area does look like it is set up for testing such things.

Kinda, sorta.

Soooo..

What do I win?

(*holds out hands expectantly.. while looking all cherubic-like*)
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::tigger3
08/12/17 9:44 PM GMT
Something to do with airplanes I'm guessing, very cool, and interesting post. tigs=^..^=
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.GomekFlorida
08/13/17 9:36 PM GMT
Whatever it is, nice capture none the less.
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.icedancer
08/15/17 4:40 PM GMT
Looks like a telescope looking upward through the equipment
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::luckyshot
08/15/17 7:07 PM GMT
Ted - Your entry just might 'eclipse the sun', or give us the moon. Nicely done!
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.Tootles
08/15/17 9:44 PM GMT
A large hadron collider?? Otherwise I don't know. :-)
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::jerseygurl
08/17/17 8:57 PM GMT
A telescope of some kind perhaps - Good Luck in the contest!!!!!!!!
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::questjester
08/20/17 9:24 PM GMT
It looks like some sort of lift or elevator to me.

Or maybe a generator/converter on the backside of solar panels?
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::LynEve
08/22/17 1:07 PM GMT
The inside of a giant telescope. The metal sides open like a concertina for viewing.
An intriguing entry - best of luck :)
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.Lightpainter
08/22/17 5:57 PM GMT

questjester (Lisa Hickman) has suggested to the contestants that we reveal our subject after the entries are closed. I think this is a good idea because it sheds some light on the photographer's thinking which may be as important as the subject itself.

So here is my revelation:

This is indeed a telescope as some of you have guessed. But it is an unusual one. It is a 1.8 meter diameter mirror telescope with a focal length similar to the diameter. This gives it an f number of 1.0 (something we photographers seldom use). Hence it is short and squat, rather than long and slender. You can also see it is inside a typical observatory building with a hemispherical roof.

Another interesting fact is that it belongs to the Vatican. It is located on Mt. Graham near Safford, AZ.

Mt. Graham is also the site of two other telescopes. One is a radio telescope, the other is a really enormous optical one (the Large Binocular Telescope, two mirrors 9m diameter each).
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::questjester
08/23/17 12:08 AM GMT
Facinating! I had no idea that the Vatican owned a telescope. And an unusual telescope at that!

Very cool and interesting, Ted! Excellent entry for the contest!!
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::corngrowth
08/25/17 8:42 AM GMT
Ted,

Congratulations for winning the 'What is it?' contest.
Well deserved!

Best regards, Cornelius.
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::Ramad
08/25/17 8:54 AM GMT
Congrats on your win !
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::LynEve
08/25/17 12:45 AM GMT
Well done on your win Ted - it was a great mystery!
:)
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust
.0930_23
08/25/17 2:33 PM GMT
Congrats on your win Ted. Well done.

TicK


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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
::questjester
08/25/17 4:41 PM GMT
Congratulations! :)
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::jerseygurl
08/25/17 8:26 PM GMT
Congratulations Ted on taking 1st place in the contest - Well Deserved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.Flmngseabass
08/25/17 9:41 PM GMT
A big round and squaty congratulations Ted on placing 1ST!!!! A great mystery has now been unveiled:):)
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.bfrank
08/26/17 2:22 AM GMT
Congrats on winning first place Ted!!! A very good job!!!
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::tigger3
08/27/17 11:19 AM GMT
Congrats!
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.icedancer
08/29/17 4:29 PM GMT
Big Congratulations on the win of the contest
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.rvdb
08/31/17 2:27 PM GMT
A 1 work congrats on your win.

Rob
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