Wallpaper Wednesday

8 02 2012

Winter night at Pic du Midi. Image credit: Allain Sallez and David Romeuf

Okay, not a true wallpaper, but certainly one of my favorite APOD photos. Most people hit this site looking for information on Sphinx Observatory (look, I just generated 1000 more hits!) and I’ve always wondered: why isn’t the Pic du Midi de Bigorre Observatory as popular? It’s also a high-altitude observatory, located in a sufficiently dramatic mountain setting. Snow. Cold. Clear skies. Why does all the attention go to Sphinx?

Just for good measure, I’m including a second Pic du Midi image from APOD. What’s not to love?

A Glimpse of CLIMSO. Image credit: Allain Sallez