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#1451 Myles

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:12 PM

Excited to see the new TMSP site. Looks like it it could be real improvement with respect to the dark sky. However, we are leaning towards missing our first TMSP in 6 years. Got other trips crowded in August and looking to spread out summer fun. Sending the kids to horse camp the Monday after TMSP. So we may opt for a July trip to Golden State SP in Adin California instead of Table. Went there in 2008 & 2009 and have wanted to go back. Ironic that the too settings are a similar. I hope TMSP is a success this year so we can see the local in 2014, if its back Table Mt that would be OK as we love the "original" setting even if it is a bit "crispy" ;)

Hope everyone who gets has great time at Eden Ranch.

Also, looking forward to fall Camp Delany, spring - not sure it will fit in this year. May take the opportunity to rent an RV as we've been wanting to try one. Camp Delany is a real interesting setting for astronomy.

Clear skies to everyone ...

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#1452 cliff mygatt

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:34 AM

WE would love to see you at Camp Delany, Myles.
 

#1453 SteveG

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:36 PM

Hey Myles - you going to make Goldendale in June?
 

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:53 PM

"Nope, that was Ram. Couldn't name a Grateful Dead song to save my life. I've been known to once mistake (may be its Jerry Garcia's beard) the Dead with ZZ-Top"

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#1455 Stacy

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:40 PM

How is Goldendale in April or May Mike?
 

#1456 Myles

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:20 AM

WE would love to see you at Camp Delany, Myles.


Thanks Cliff - I look forward to coming again, great group you guys are. Fall will be on our calendar, spring is more iffy at this point.

I am trying to remember the RV parking - is it pretty much park it and leave it or is there room drive out for day excursions?

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:30 AM

Hey Myles - you going to make Goldendale in June?


Steve, thanks for mentioning it :cool: I have to admit I haven't been following the thread as much during the Seahawks' season & winter months, but when I look in at the post counts/thread length I am always amazed - we really have crummy weather that keeps us talking more than viewing;)

So I missed the date on the June Goldendale - I would guess it is around new moon June 7th? - is there a separate thread or earlier announcement post?

I would definitely be interested in coming, work permitting - a 3 person off-hours on-call rotation (1 week on, 2 weeks off) has me doing a lot horse-trading during the summer to free up for trips. I sometimes end up with 3 weeks in a row to free up rest of the summer's new moons.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:04 AM

So I missed the date on the June Goldendale - I would guess it is around new moon June 7th? - is there a separate thread or earlier announcement post?


If someone would PM me with upcoming Star Parties, I will add them to the Sticky, Here.
 

#1459 cliff mygatt

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:11 PM

Myles,

We can work it so you can Drive in and out depending on the lenght. We would probably back you into a normal parking spot so your rear end hangs over the grass.
 

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:12 PM

How is Goldendale in April or May Mike?


In what sense?

So I missed the date on the June Goldendale - I would guess it is around new moon June 7th? - is there a separate thread or earlier announcement post?


That right, Myles, the "official" dates are 6/7 --> 6/9, but it'll be open for a couple of days before and after those dates. I made mention a couple of pages back but I haven't yet started the separate thread for this year's. I hope you find yourself able to come this year, possibly with family.

If someone would PM me with upcoming Star Parties, I will add them to the Sticky, Here.


Carol, I'll do that after I start this year's thread for the G/dale weekend, so your addition can contain a link.

Wintergrass was a blast, with but one disappointment. I really like the new venue, at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue. The one disappointment was that Peter Rowan appeared simply as the guitar player in someone else's straight bluegrass band, instead of fronting his own band and playing his music; but that's a pretty small nit on a great afternoon & evening.
 

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:20 PM

Ok... so through all the doom and gloom of this horrible weather today/tonight, I took a shot. :lol:

Canon T1i with a 30 year old FD mount Promaster 60mm to 300mm macro lens @60mm.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:03 AM

So I reprocessed the Veil West images that I took an initial crack at a few weeks ago. I am happier with this new version.

Click on the images to see larger versions on Flickr. If you are on a desktop or a laptop, try full screen for best results.

Wide field view of the Western Veil
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Full resolution crop of the Witch's Broom
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:25 AM

Nice Ajay!

I'll have to revisit my "broom". I struggeld with it pretty good. Maybe a little more experience since then...
 

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:28 AM

and then it actually cleared a bit, so just for fun:

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:38 AM

Well, it is... technically "starlight"

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:13 PM

I like the last one. That is one bright star.

I got to get out with the new binos last night. I didn't realize how bad I suck at holding binoculars until last night. No IS to find the target, then hit IS and everything settles down and looks really good. I can't wait to have these in my lounge chair in goldendale.
Thanks again Mike and Jackie. I think these were the perfect fit.
 

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:32 PM

For sure. IS was a real revelation for me.
 

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:36 PM

For sure. IS was a real revelation for me.


They are pretty amazeing the first time you use them.
 

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:47 PM

Thanks for the links Stacy. I imagine the drive to the ranch must be somewhat saner than the steep narrow approach to the original TMSP.

Ajay




If you think the road to Table is steep and narrow :rofl5: you wouldn't like Slate Peak.. Table mountain is reminiscent of Interstate 5 in comparison :grin:


I think i'll stay away from there. :D
You want an adrenalin rush, go down the table mountain road in as a new driver in a heavily loaded 30 year old truck. I don't think I want to do it again. :rainbow:
 

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:19 PM

The weather forecast is pretty positive for next weekend. I'd really like to go over to the Umtanum Creek site again and I'll make an effort to do it. More likely Saturday than Friday.
 

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

Wintergrass was a blast, with but one disappointment. I really like the new venue, at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue. The one disappointment was that Peter Rowan appeared simply as the guitar player in someone else's straight bluegrass band, instead of fronting his own band and playing his music; but that's a pretty small nit on a great afternoon & evening.


We moved about 11 units there. Higher end Eastman guitars and mandolins. Much better than last year. :)
 

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:06 PM

How positive is the weather for that area? Clear and really cold or pretty cold?:-) I would like to go but, I'll have to wait and see because I have a lot of work at the moment.
 

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:12 PM

Stacy, I didn't know your biz had a "presence" there. I hope you decided that the sales justified the expense. The music was fantastic.

Sean, I simply noticed in the weather box in the paper this morning that it's predicted to clear up Friday in Tacoma and stay that way Saturday. I figure good here means excellent there.

It's a new moon weekend. :whistle:
 

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:56 AM

Snowed here this morning and has rained all day. :yuk:
 

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:06 AM

And I forgot to mention: Costco-Tacoma has the good antigravity loungers in stock for, I'm pretty sure, $37. That's really a good price; I thought I was getting a steal when I bought mine there for $50.
 






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