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In the dawn sky, a thin
Moon and Jupiter move closer and closer. Juptier, along with Io, Europa, Ganymede,
and Callisto close in on the moon during a rare occultation. Photographed through a 12.5 inch reflector at prime focus with Fuji 100 asa color slide film. 2 second exposure at f6.3.
The clear blue mornig sky was evident in the photograph as was the Earthshine on most
of the moon's surface.
One of the least observed meteor showers
is The Quadrantids. One reason is the fact that it occurs during the first week
of January and for much of North America this means cold, cloudy weather. From left to right,
Vic Winter, Bob Pool and Nick Reuss took advantage of a clear night to observe the shower
in 1991. Unfortunately, at about 4:30 a.m. a freezing fog settled over the site, coating everything
with a white layer of frost. Many brigt blue meteors were counted before the fog covered
A series of photographs of
A Total Lunar Eclipse
were combined to make image of a 1993 lunar eclipse. The images were shot on
ASA 400 Color Slide Film with a 400 mm telephoto lens from Powell Observatory.
The colors visible in The Great
stand out in this 8 minute exposure at prime focus on Kodak Ektapress 1600 asa film.
The nebula was photographed through the 30 inch reflector at Powell Observatory.
The summer Milky Way
streams out of the southern sky and heads northward across the sky. Shot with a 50mm
lens and Nikon F2 mounted on a guided reflector, this 10 minute exposure captures millions
of stars, clusters and nebula. This photograph was made under the clear skies of
west Texas during a Texas Star Party at the Prude Ranch.
A meteor from The Perseid
was shot in a parking lot on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park
during the peak of the shower on August 11, 1994. This -8 magnitude Fireball
was captured on Fuji Color Negative Film. The lens was an 8 mm on a Nikon F2. The
exposure was 15 minutes with the camera mounted on a stationary tripod. This image
is cropped from the much larger full all-sky image.
Halley's Comet was not
what everybody expected but a few weeks after it was supposed to hit its best
the comet's tail was visible from Powell Observatory, located near Louisburg, Kansas.
All Photographs (C)1986-1995 By Victor J. Winter.
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