Photos: A Winterís
Dawn at Kopernik
The fellow in the picture is KAS President Jay Edwards, no
doubt cold and tired, but celebrating a successful session of observing
and photographing Comet
On the morning of March 9th, 1997
Kopernik Astronomical Society members Jay Edwards, Joe Guth, and George
Normandin spent several pre-dawn hours observing and photographing Comet
Hale-Bopp. A persistent light snowfall had ended shortly before 2 am, and
the sky quickly cleared to reveal the magnificent Hale-Bopp hanging in
the eastern sky. After several hours of frantically imaging the comet using
Kopernikís telescopes, a cold winterís dawn left little to do but finish
off a roll of film, and admire the beauty of the new-fallen snow.
below show more scenes of Kopernik on that crisp morning.
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sun rises over our solar panel, bringing another day of free electricity!!
The domes of Kopernik's 3 major telescopes gleam under
the morning sun. They house our 12 inch, 14 inch, and 20 inch telescopes.
gazebo is often a place for summer picnics, or to spread out observing
aids at a star party. However, on this morning, with its well-below-freezing
temperature, the gazebo sits abandoned!!!!
KAS members Jay "Wolfman" Edwards(left),
and George "Ol' Adirondack" Normandin(right) pose after an all-night
observing session. Hey guys, where did ya get those neat duds???!!!...
George Normandin, KAS
January 4, 1998