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#1 capttony

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:44 PM

Cool weather and clear nights are on their way, and we are less than 2 months away from the Fall Star Party!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all Astronomers to joins us at the Fall Star Party, November 12-18th, 2012, in Chiefland Florida!

We offer a 10 acre field with clear horizons, full electric, a large clubhouse with A/C, new bathroom facilities, permanent showers, on site food, astronomy vendors, interesting speakers, door prizes, an imaging contest, and 6 new private imaging observatories to see!

Get your registration in soon:

http://chieflandstar....com/index.html

Come experience our dark skies, friendly hosts, and fantastic guests!

See you there!!

Tony O.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 04:35 PM

Already signed up, one of my favorites of the year!

Can't wait to get some good coffee again :)

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:06 PM

Needs a bump......

VERY SOON......
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:25 PM

Needs another bump!

This was our set up last year, imaging central!

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:32 PM

I just mailed my form/money order in today. Late, I know, but a commitment I thought I had in early November has disappeared.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:17 AM

Awesome David, glad you will be attending.
I read another post that you were looking for POD installation opinions. I will be glad to show you mine, installed atop an 18" stud wall. Much more room and much easier entry/exit.

Dean, just back from 4 good night of imaging and last minute prep. The weather has finally changed and the field looks great.
I'll have all the coffee you can drink!

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:50 PM

Tony, is your pod at the Chiefland site?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:24 PM

Yes. You will see it among the half dozen observatories on the Chiefland field.
Come by for a cup of coffee and a tour :-)

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:41 PM

You're on!!

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:15 PM

Dean Just 15 more Days..........Time to start packin.........bump bump

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:23 PM

Bob. Which scopes are you bringing up to CAV?

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:42 PM

Scopes for CAV...
The C14 is staying home,i think...
But The Lunt 60tha,AT6RC,C6,and maybe the Wo M110...I plan
on doing some dslr fun that week besides video..
I also plan on using a pico projector to show some on a 6 to 8 foot screen,for live shows..maybe....if I can set up so not to bother others.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:43 AM

I'm gonna travel 'light' this trip, with my 6" AP, the WO 3.1", Mach 1, eyepieces, DSLR and Orion SSAG. I will be trying some deep-sky photography, high-res double star photography and a lot of visual double star work.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:51 PM

Dean Just 15 more Days..........Time to start packin.........bump bump


Yes Coming quickly. I just got back this evening from AIC so am eager to get out under the stars.

I will start packing this weekend.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:08 AM

We are thrilled to announce the following experts that have confirmed and will be speaking at the Fall Star Party in Chiefland FL;
Richard Wright from Software Bisque will discuss The Sky and new SB products, like the new Paramount ME II.
Gary Honis, DSLR modifications, will present on DSLR imaging, modification and cooling.
Vic Menard, will hold a workshop on collimation with his new video technique.
David Ellison, will present on automated imaging and will hold an image processing workshop. David has kindly provided 3 narrowband subs of the Rossette Nebula to be use for the workshop. PM or email (my CN name@hotmail.com) for the files if you would like a head start processing them! Please bring a laptop with Photoshop for the workshop.
Let's get ready for a great week!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:41 PM

I was looking at the long range forecast, temps are calling for warmer than last year. 70's days, and 50's nights. Perfect weather!

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:44 AM

The Party Starts soon Monday 11/12/12


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:56 AM

How about another show of hands who is going. Would be great to meet some CN people there. Weather is still looking great.

My trailer and gear will be set up next to the large roll off roof observatory just west of the big dome. Stop by and say hello.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:39 PM

I was planning on attending but the optics for my scope have not been sent off for coating yet. At the moment, I am scopeless.

I guess my next Florida trip will be for the WSP.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:54 PM

I am sure the AP will be well worth the wait! Congrats!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:03 PM

Dean,

I'll be there when you arrive. Got your regular spot, waiting for you.
Look forward to a great week of friends, imaging, and great weather!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:32 PM

Dean, I'll be there Saturday (Tom Crowley has a project for us) - and will as usual be down at the Crowleys'.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:10 AM

Heading out the door shortly. Have a few stops along the way.

Everyone have a safe trip, and see you soon.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:35 PM

I'll be at Crowley's tomorrow, but in my car. I'll bring the motorhome down Monday - I replaced oil cooler hoses on the RV, and they have defective fittings, which I can't get fixed until Monday.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:10 PM

Rusty, you here??? Kind of cloudy and hard to see much ;)






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