HET and Controlled Burn on Guide Peak

The Southern Area Incident Management Team undertook controlled burns on Sunday, April 17, 2011 to get rid of fuel on the mountains around McDonald Observatory. This would starve the Rock House wildfire of fuel should it head back in our direction. This shot shows Guide Peak, to the north of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, almost completely burned. (Credit: Frank Cianciolo/McDonald Observatory)

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