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Taken 7-Aug-06
Visitors 6

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Categories & Keywords

Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Places of Interest
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Arthur, Cornwall, Goonhilly Downs Earth Station, Landscape, Lizard Peninsula,, Parabolic, Satellite Receiver, Tourist, Visitor, reflector
Photo Info

Dimensions564 x 800
Original file size346 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken7-Aug-06 14:36
Date modified2-Jul-14 19:30
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelDYNAX 7D
Focal length35 mm
Focal length (35mm)52 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.2
Exposure1/125 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom0x


Meet Arthur, he is a giant Satellite receiver which was built to track Telstar and together with Telstar, a horn Antenna in Brittany and an identical one in America, contributed to the first transatlantic television broadcast. He continued to perform this function for many years until the introduction of satellites in geo-stationary orbit - they stay in the same place relative to the earth. Arthur lives on Goonhilly Downs on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall - a lot of his large brothers and sisters have now gone but Arthur survives as he is a listed building. If you are passing at any time - please say hello from me.