Publications by George T. Keene

Life Magazine Cover

On February 26, 1979, the shadow of the moon traced a path from the Pacific ocean northeastward across Montana and adjacent states into Canada.

As part of an expedition of 500 observers we raced eastward along the Yellowstone River to see totality near Lavina, Montana. The dawn sky was uniformly covered with a thin cloud layer. With the sun only 10° above the horizon we fumbled with our cameras in the 20°F air.

Longer exposures were useless as the cirrus clouds diffused the image, but snapshots at 1/500 second recorded brilliant red hydrogen prominences and were selected for the cover of Life Magazine in April 1979.


Keene, George T. Stargazing with Telescope and Camera. Amphoto Co., Garden City, NY. 1962. Second Edition 1967. Library of Congress No. 67-25847.


Keene, George T. Solar Eclipse Photo of April 6, 2005. “Following a Moon Shadow.” night sky. July 2005.
Keene, George T. “A 6-Inch Camera Obscura.” Sky & Telescope. January 1997: 96-100.
Keene George T. “Equinox Feathered Serpent Photo at Chichen Itza.” Archaeology. Jul/Aug. 1996: 56-60.
Keene, George T. “My Large Fixed-Eyepiece Telescope.” Sky & Telescope. June 1995: 81-84.
Keene George T. “Stars and Bars – Measuring Image Quality in Astronomy.” Proceedings of the Riverside Telescope Makers Conference. May 1990: 40-46.
Keene, George T. “Imaging Mars: Silicon vs. Silver.” Sky & Telescope. April 1989: 350.
Keene, George T. “Sky Mapping with P3200 Professional Film.” Kodak Tech Bits. March. 1988: 22-23.
Keene, George T. “Sky Mapping with P3200 Professional Film.” Sky & Telescope. October 1988: 436-438,
Keene, George T. “Astrophotography Basics.” Publication P-150. Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester. NY. August 1988.
Keene, George T. “Hunting a Comet.” Pennsylvania Sportsman. February 1986: 19-20.
Keene, George T. “Hunting for a Comet.” North American Hunter. Nov/Dec 1985.
Keene, George T. “An Evaluation of Films for Astrophotography.” Sky & Telescope. May 1980: 433-439.
Keene, George T. “Eclipse in Kenya.” Star & Sky. May 1980: 17-18, 22.
Keene, George T. “Report from Breezy Hill.” Sky & Telescope. October 1979: 303-306.
Keene, George T. “Eclipse in Big Sky Country.” Star & Sky, 6 May 1979: 12-13.
Keene, George T. “Cover Photograph. Solar Eclipse 26 February 1979.” Life Magazine. April 1979.
Keene, George. T. “Aboard the Fairwind.” PSA Journal. February 1978: 19-20.
Keene, George T. and diChicco, Dennis. “Eclipse at Sea.” Sky & Telescope. December 1977: 470-474. 
Keene, George T. “An Evaluation of Eight Films for Astrophotography.” Sky & Telescope. July 1975: 61-65.
Keene, George T. “Threshold Modulation Curves for Photographic Films.”
Applied Optics. April 1970: 875-887.
Keene, George T. “Cover Photograph: Stellafane.” Sky & Telescope. October 1964: 204-205.
Keene, George T. “Color in Astrophotography.“Sky & Telescope. August 1963: 74-76.
Keene, George T., Insert. “Astrophotography for Amateurs.” U.S. Camera. March 1960.
Keene, George T. “Some Suggestions on Astrophotograpy.” Cover Photo. Sky & Telescope. January 1959: 134-137.