From June through December of 1984 I visited New Zealand with Carlson R. Chambliss, my astronomy professor from Kutztown University. We visited two observatories: Mt. John University Observatory on Lake Tekapo, and Carter Observatory both in Wellington and at its Black Birch Station near Blenham.
Here are some astrophotos I took with just an Olympus OM-1 camera with a 35 mm - 70 mm zoom lens.
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The circumpolar sky - 30-minute exposure fixed tripod 35 mm
The Coalsack in Crux, the Southern Cross - 30-minute exposure piggybacked 35 mm
The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), an Milky Way-Satellite Irregular Galaxy - 30-minute exposure piggybacked 70 mm
The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), an Milky Way-Satellite Irregular Galaxy - 30-minute exposure piggybacked 70 mm
LMC & SMC together through Dome Slit at Black Birch Station of Carter Observatory - 30-minute exposure piggybacked 35 mm