In the Spotlight
The 68th CCOR Salon
The Club’s Annual Salon is East Tennessee’s most prestigious photography competition and show. Hundreds of entries from both amateurs and professionals throughout East Tennessee hang in the beautiful New Hope Center during the month of November. After the 2016 Salon, some of the winners will also be shown in the American Museum of Science and Industry. (AMSE) The show formally opens with an evening reception and gallery walk at the New Hope Center on Nov 11 at 7 PM.
Visit our Salon page for complete details and entry forms.
"I will be covering all the basic concepts of capture and processing
for astrophotography by describing my own journey over the last four
years and how I ended up with the equipment I have now.
Christmas Eve 2011 my wife gave me a Sky & Telescope magazine as a stocking stuffer. Inside was an article that said you could see the Orion Nebula with small binoculars. Ten minutes later I was outside in my pajamas mumbling "Well, I'll be... you can see it". I immediately got a small telescope off craigslist for $100. Soon after that I held a cheap digital camera up to the eyepiece and took a picture of the moon.
It was at that moment I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up."
We will have a Tamke-Allen Observatory star gazing party calendar available, although
Saturday, Sept 17 will be a full moon making astrophotography chancy due to werewolves.
Note: Saturday, Oct 1st may be a much better night.
Shawn Harrison Astronomy
Smoky Mtn Astro
The History of CCOR
Yvonne Dalschen, the President of CCOR (2016) has spent over a year searching the local library and newspapers for clippings, notices, and photos and has compiled a 50+ page document detailing CCOR's past history. It is now available for your enjoyment in CCOR's online library at: CCOR History.pdf. Yvonne also compiled a two-page CCOR timetable which can be read at: Timetable.pdf Yvonne - Awesome job! Thank you!