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kotay.net - Keith - Photography - Astrophotography


Quote of the day: "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." --Abraham Lincoln


My father and I went to Aruba in March, 1986 to see Halley's Comet. I wanted to record the event so I bought my first camera, a couple of lenses, a hand operated pan/tilt head, and a small finder scope. The camera and the finder scope were mounted on the pan/tilt head and, by turning a small knob on the pan/tilt head, I could track the motion of the stars (and the comet). It was somewhat painstaking--a four-minute exposure was very hard on my neck and back! But I got some decent shots:

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After returning from Aruba I took a few more photos of Halley's Comet from Pennsylvania and Virginia:

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Once the comet was gone for another 75 years, I turned my attention to other heavenly bodies:

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