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    Hello, my name is Tanya. I moved to San Diego about a year and a half ago from Seattle for my job. The sun is still a foreign concept to me all these months later, and I really miss the rain and mountains and Evergreens. I am on the science operations teams for two of the cameras aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is a fancy way of saying I choose what they take pictures of each day and then analyze those images from a geologist's standpoint when they come down from the spacecraft. So, photography of one form or another occupies the majority of my time.

    I shoot with a Canon XSi because I am tiny and anything larger is about as big as I am, as well as with an old Nikkormat FTn film camera that is lately being taken out more than the DSLR. I've got a penchant for hunting down old out-of-production film and have a lot of it stashed in the freezer, slowly being used up:

    -Kodalith
    -Eastman 4x movie film
    -Ektachrome 64 color slide film (although I cross process this as B&W)
    -Kodak Tech Pan
    -Kodachrome 64
    -Agfa Isopan FF
    -Kodak Panatomic X
    http://www.flickr.com/absorption_line
    http://www.tanyaharrisonofmars.com

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      Great to have you!
      Sounds like an interesting occupation and a great place to have a tour!

      In your avi, is that a camera strap or guitar?
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        Welcome to the forum! You have some great images on your blog and flickr site.

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          You're awesome! NASA's Awesome! Welcome to the forum!
          Marshall

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            Thanks everyone!

            Originally posted by Nick Ruiz View Post
            In your avi, is that a camera strap or guitar?
            It was a guitar strap—now it's Mars. I picked the wrong picture in the folder of avatars I use...although in this small size I'm not sure you can actually what the heck it is now so maybe I'll have to change it again.
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            http://www.tanyaharrisonofmars.com

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              Tanya:

              Welcome to the forum. It's nice to see another astro buff here. Aside from my terrestrial photo interests, I'm also dabble in astrophotography, though I much prefer to just observe.

              Are you still on the MRO team? If you're living in SD, do you work remotely? I love seeing the images from MRO, especially the anaglyphs.

              Brian

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                Originally posted by Marshall Starks View Post
                You're awesome! NASA's Awesome! Welcome to the forum!
                Ditto!

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                  Originally posted by BVStaples View Post
                  Tanya:

                  Welcome to the forum. It's nice to see another astro buff here. Aside from my terrestrial photo interests, I'm also dabble in astrophotography, though I much prefer to just observe.
                  Do you do astrophotography with a telescope, or just wide-field stuff?

                  Originally posted by BVStaples View Post
                  Are you still on the MRO team? If you're living in SD, do you work remotely? I love seeing the images from MRO, especially the anaglyphs.
                  Each of the instruments aboard MRO are operated from a different place. I assume you're talking about HiRISE when you mention anaglyphs, and they're at the University of Arizona. The other two cameras on board, CTX and MARCI, are operated (and were built) by Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS), which is here in San Diego. The CRISM spectrometer is operated by the Applied Physics Lab at Johns Hopkins University. So, people are all over the place! JPL coordinates everything between the instruments, but we all control our own instruments.
                  http://www.flickr.com/absorption_line
                  http://www.tanyaharrisonofmars.com

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                    Welcome the the forum!
                    Throw a little light. If it doesn't come back, it probably fell off...
                    Cheers
                    John
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                    Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Lovin' it. I could glue it to my camera and be happy.
                    Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 It's the older model w/o the AF motor and it focuses FAST. It's just like the 17-50, only longer.
                    Nikkor 50mm f1.8d <------creammmmmy
                    Nikkor 18-55 kit Now in a deep slumber.
                    Quantaray 28-82 Somewhere in the house.
                    Nikon N65 Back for the resurrection tour! Coming to defend the faith...
                    (This spot being saved for hopefully a G9 or G11) Shhhh, I know those are Canons...

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                      Originally posted by tharrison View Post
                      Do you do astrophotography with a telescope, or just wide-field?
                      I've used a 22" Ritchey-Chretian (owned by the SDAA), a 12˝" f/7 Newtonian, and a few smaller Maks and Wright-Schmidts. I belong to the San Diego Astronomy Association, and I'm actually the least prolific photograher in the club (as I mentioned, I much prefer visual observing). If you want to see the work of the club members, check out http://aisig.sdaa.org. I am getting ready to do wide field with a 4x5 camera, reverting back to the days of film.

                      Originally posted by tharrison View Post
                      Each of the instruments aboard MRO are operated from a different place. I assume you're talking about HiRISE when you mention anaglyphs, and they're at the University of Arizona. The other two cameras on board, CTX and MARCI, are operated (and were built) by Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS), which is here in San Diego. The CRISM spectrometer is operated by the Applied Physics Lab at Johns Hopkins University. So, people are all over the place! JPL coordinates everything between the instruments, but we all control our own instruments.
                      Very cool. Would you ever think about coming out an talking to the SDAA at our program meetings? We're always looking for speakers.

                      Now, aren't you glad you joined the forum!!!

                      Brian

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                        Originally posted by BVStaples View Post
                        I've used a 22" Ritchey-Chretian (owned by the SDAA), a 12˝" f/7 Newtonian, and a few smaller Maks and Wright-Schmidts. I belong to the San Diego Astronomy Association, and I'm actually the least prolific photograher in the club (as I mentioned, I much prefer visual observing). If you want to see the work of the club members, check out http://aisig.sdaa.org. I am getting ready to do wide field with a 4x5 camera, reverting back to the days of film.
                        Wow, how cool! Looking forward to seeing those wide field shots!

                        Originally posted by BVStaples View Post
                        Very cool. Would you ever think about coming out an talking to the SDAA at our program meetings? We're always looking for speakers.
                        Sure, I've given talks for some other similar organizations before. It's always fun! I keep meaning to join the SDAA because I have an 8" Celestron and want to get into astrophotography but I am embarrassingly having trouble setting up my scope...I've only ever used giant observatory scopes where everything is already set up.
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                          Tres cool. Working on the MRO must be a bunch of fun.

                          Welcome and hope to see you at a group shoot soon.
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