Wide Field Astronomy Pictures [Star Tracks, December 1979]
This page contains images produced by
members of the University Lowbrow Astronomers.
Star Tracks, December 1979
by Peter Alway
Peter took this photo during the Geminid meteor shower in December of
1979. He believes this was the first night-time outing of the University
Lowbrow Astronomers to Peach Mountain. Certainly it was the first
The outline of the McMath telescope can be seen in the photograph.
The lines in this photograph are stars, not meteors. The motion of the earth causes star positions to change over time,
resulting in these lines.
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