2001 All-Arizona Star Party

The All-Arizona Star Party was held the weekend of October 12-14, 2001, near Arizona City, Arizona. I took these photos of the telescopes in morning twilight on October 14 while most people were still asleep after the last night of observing. In several of the photos, the planet Venus can be seen below the crescent moon.

5:47 a.m. MST. Dennis Young's 28-inch reflector, left foreground. 24mm, f/4, 8 seconds.

5:57 a.m. MST. Rick Scott's 10" Lurie-Houghton. 24mm, f/5.6, 4 seconds.

6:13 a.m. MST. An encampment with an arrary of observing equipment. 24mm, f/16, 1 second.

6:28 a.m. MST. Looking opposite the sun just before sunrise: a small refractor in front of the "Belt of Venus" -- an orange band of atmosphere-reddened sunlight, above a darker band which is the shadow of the earth. 50mm, f/5.6-8, 1/30 second.

6:37 a.m. MST. Sunrise. 50mm, f/16, 1/60 second.

All photos taken using Fuji Provia 100 slide film with Olympus OM-1 35mm camera on fixed tripod, scanned with Nikon Coolscan LS-10E.

The All-Arizona Star Party is sponsored annually by the East Valley Astronomy Club.

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