Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

Favorite Viewing Sites

  • Please log in to reply
261 replies to this topic

#251 CCD-Freak

CCD-Freak

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 556
  • Joined: 17 Jan 2008
  • Loc: Whitesboro,Texas

Posted 24 May 2016 - 08:35 PM

 

I think you will like it.  Okie-Tex is my favorite star party and I have been there 18 time if I count correctly.  Drop by and say HI.  Look for our flags.

attachicon.gifOTSP flags.JPG

 

John

CCD-Freak

WD5IKX

Casita-Freak

I met John there two years ago. John, your SkyBox is a really cool setup! 

 

We will be there again this year.  I can hardly wait.  Drop by for a visit.

 

SB at night OTSP2015.JPG

 

John

CCD-Freak

WD5IKX

Casita-Freak


  • jim kuhns likes this

#252 WyattDavis

WyattDavis

    Vostok 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 184
  • Joined: 25 Dec 2013
  • Loc: Dallas, Texas

Posted 24 May 2016 - 08:50 PM

Will do!



#253 View2

View2

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 903
  • Joined: 20 May 2016
  • Loc: Vancouver, WA USA

Posted 25 May 2016 - 12:27 AM

Prineville OR, Ochaco mountains. Locally larch mountain at 4000 ft and 40 minute away.

#254 View2

View2

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 903
  • Joined: 20 May 2016
  • Loc: Vancouver, WA USA

Posted 04 June 2016 - 07:12 PM

Has anyone been to larch mountain lately? The local astronomy club stopped recommending it due to shooting, 4 wheeling and partners? Say it ain't so...I used to go there alot, and have new scope a wanted to go back but sounds ruined?

#255 View2

View2

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 903
  • Joined: 20 May 2016
  • Loc: Vancouver, WA USA

Posted 05 June 2016 - 11:10 PM

**** the torpedos...I'm going to larch mountain tonite...crossing fingers on the haze.

#256 View2

View2

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 903
  • Joined: 20 May 2016
  • Loc: Vancouver, WA USA

Posted 05 June 2016 - 11:10 PM

Sorry, darn the torpedos

#257 M57Guy

M57Guy

    Messenger

  • *****
  • Posts: 472
  • Joined: 21 Jun 2015
  • Loc: Southern California

Posted 06 June 2016 - 11:20 PM

Those darn torpedos!



#258 View2

View2

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 903
  • Joined: 20 May 2016
  • Loc: Vancouver, WA USA

Posted 06 June 2016 - 11:30 PM

It was a good call going to larch mountain. The night was clear with a bit of moisture/haze, but milky way was clearly visible. Another excellent night with respect to the new kit. Looking at m27 and surrounding field reminded me why I want a 2" 40mm widefied EP. There was one other person group with a couple scopes there, and a guy doing some dslr milky way shots. No guns, 4wheel drivers or wild partners causing trouble. After the final 14mi up the mountain shot, I arrived at my favorite old spot....there was a gate, it was locked! Viewed from the turnaround up top

#259 View2

View2

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 903
  • Joined: 20 May 2016
  • Loc: Vancouver, WA USA

Posted 25 June 2016 - 02:19 PM

Larch mountain. Going tonight. Anyone else?



#260 tchandler

tchandler

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 892
  • Joined: 07 Aug 2014
  • Loc: S Ontario

Posted 25 July 2016 - 06:41 AM

The KW-RASC's dark sky site is a pretty good spot. Here it is on a somewhat busier than usual evening.

 

 

Attached Thumbnails

  • KW_RASC_DSS.jpg

  • Cdp347 likes this

#261 Arcticpaddler

Arcticpaddler

    Sputnik

  • -----
  • Posts: 45
  • Joined: 25 Jan 2016
  • Loc: Northern Minnesota, USA

Posted 14 October 2016 - 09:55 AM

Far northeastern Minnesota.  Black zone.  No trace of light domes in any direction down to the horizon.  Among the darkest skies in the lower 48 States--certainly east of the Great Plains.

 

Can be a challenging place to observe from, though, with mosquitoes and late twilight during the short summer months and about five months of snow and (often) bitter cold in winter.  Probably the best location in the US, outside of Alaska, to see the aurora borealis.



#262 CChristakis

CChristakis

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • Posts: 4
  • Joined: 12 Sep 2016
  • Loc: Frederick, MD

Posted 19 October 2016 - 10:58 AM

I am somewhat new to CN but for Mid Atlantic Folks looking to visit Spruce Knob, WV and needing something other than camping sites. 
 

Earlier this year my girlfriend and I stayed at German Valley Overlook Cabins.  They have four cabins located on the mountain range adjacent to Spruce Knob.  Sits about 3500 feet above sea level in the middle of open cow pastures.  Fantastic views in a Blue / Black Sky area.   Unfortunately we had cloudy rainy weather for observing.  Hoping to get back their next year.  Their website is below.  We stayed in Cabin #1.  Reasonably priced with comfortable clean amenities.  Cabins #1, #2 and #3 are best for observing.  Cabin #4 seems to have trees that could obstruct your views. 
 

http://www.germanyva...m/ourcabins.htm
 


  • CCD-Freak and Sam M like this


CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.







Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics