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PHOTOGRAPHS
At 5 a.m. on the mountain, sometimes the only thing the brain can do is edit photos. Here are some, including some experiments with time lapse.

Sunset to sunrise, all in a night's work. (Timelapse, May 2011)


McDonald Observatory star party, seen from above. (Timelapse, April 21, 2012)


The space shuttle Endeavour flying low over Austin. (Sept. 20, 2012)


Lightning illuminating the HET, take two. (March 17, 2012)


Lightning illuminating the HET. (March 17, 2012)


This 30 s exposure caught lightning to the north and two flashlights random walking in the foreground. (March 16, 2012)


Lightning in the northwest cut short a McDonald Observatory star party, as visitors bug out. (March 16, 2012)


The Hobby-Eberly Telescope at the McDonald Observatory, illuminated by moonlight, as the nearby laser ranging facility fires at a satellite in orbit. (May 7, 2011)


A sun- and moonrise. (Jan. 13, 2010)


A crescent moon setting on West Texas. (May 6, 2011)


Venus, Mercury and Scorpio rise with the dawn. Venus is the brightest object in the image, but Mercury is abnormally high above the horizon. (January 8, 2011)


Part 1 of 3 of a lightning show looking west. (July 29, 2011)


Part 2 of 3 of a lightning show looking west. (July 29, 2011)


Part 3 of 3 of a lightning show looking west. (July 29, 2011)


Can you find Polaris? (May 5, 2011)


A vista on part of the drive near Wild Rose Pass, in West Texas. (February 15, 2010)


A vista on part of the drive near Wild Rose Pass, in West Texas. (February 15, 2010)


What greets you in the lobby of the 82" Otto Struve Telescope at McDonald Observatory. (February 14, 2010)