Star Party, November 1999
North Oman, between Nakhl and Awabi
The Ras al Hamra
Astronomy Section had a star party at the Ghubra Bowl in November
Here are some photos I took of the Milky Way. Exposure 15mins @ f/2.8 with a Tamron 14mm lens on Fujicolor 800.
For orientation I have put labels on some of the stars below. The massive shadows on the bottom of the photos are the surrounding mountains, hence the name Ghubra "Bowl".
I also tried to
photograph the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) with the same lens and exposure but I am
unable to make it out on the negative, even though it was easily visible through
binoculars, and even by naked eye. Must have been pointing inaccuracy. Will have
to try harder next time!
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