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MAPLE VALLEY OBSERVATORY

Capturing Photons Since Last Century

Ever since I was a child, I’ve been obsessed with capturing photons from the distant past. Armed with modest gear and my love for astronomy and astrophotography, I set out to absorb light particles in all of their raw form and preserve the beauty of distant planets and deep sky objects forever, adding my interpretation in the painstaking processing of each image.


I have also decided that this site will be a place where I can share the beauty of this planet we live in, so in it you will find my efforts to share the places I have had the good fortune to visit. 

 
 
 
 
 

MAPLE VALLEY OBSERVATORY CLEAR SKY CLOCK

by Attilla Danko and Adam Rahill

This is the astronomer's forecast. At a glance, it shows when it will be cloudy or clear for the next few days. It's a prediction of when Maple Valley Observatory, WA, will have good weather for astronomical observing.

The data comes from a forecast model developed by Allan Rahill of the Canadian Meteorological Centre. CMC's numerical weather forecasts are unique because they are specifically designed for astronomers. Attilla Danko wrote a script to generate the images like the one above which summarizes CMC's forecast images just for Maple Valley Observatory and its surroundings out to about 10 miles.

There are charts for 6334 locations.

 

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