MMA South Baldy NM Site, 1992

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Description

This photo from early 1992, was taken at the proposed center of the MMA site in the Magdalena Mountains, now the site of the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer, looking north toward the South Baldy summit. Visiting observer Don Backer with NRAO staff members Joan Wrobel, Dave Wunker, and Phil Dooley, make one of the frequent visits to that site to check snow levels and tipper data. Craig Walker says Backer's skis and poles were borrowed: "Don's participation in one of our South Baldy trips is something we remember well. He was here on other business and had to borrow gear. Hence the blue jeans (rather inappropriate for a ski trip) and the satchel rather than a pack." Perhaps his upside pole is informally measuring snow depth? A crane at one of the NMIMT research sites is just visible over the crest.

Creator

Records of the NRAO

Rights

NRAO/AUI/NSF

Type

Still Image

Identifier

winter-mma-napier-1992-medium.jpg

Location

Start Date

1992

Photographer

Series

Photographs Series

Unit

MMA/ALMA Unit

Subunit

Prospective MMA Sites Subunit

Citation

Records of the NRAO, “MMA South Baldy NM Site, 1992,” NRAO/AUI Archives, accessed June 18, 2024, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/36551.