Winter Star Party 2013
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This is my first year looking forward to seeing the southern Sky . And meeting some new friends . I am bringing the 17 chief down . If any one wonts a 20 inch f5. Swayze primary or a 25 f5 PM me I could bring them down .
I'll be looking for that.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:51 AM
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:15 PM
Actually, there will be observing from the middle of the astronomy shopping mall at WSP - some binocular H-a during the day, and I'll have my 18" out there at night.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:31 PM
Prolly the best will be just off the observing field at WSP.
How is the vendor turn out at WSP? If I wanted to buy a telescope or ccd camera for instance, would there be a vendor there selling those kinds of big ticket items? I've checked out the vendor list and I saw Astronomics, Televue, and a few others. It didn't seem like a long list...so I'm just wondering.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:37 PM
There are some scopes for sale but mostly it is accessories, books, shirts, eyepieces, lights, etc.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:06 PM
If there is something in particular you want, best thing is to call the vendor ahead of time and see if they are bringing one.
I might need an eyepiece or two. I'd also like to get a small refractor, 80-90mm APO. Maybe I'd settle for a 31mm Nagler...pretty sad when a eyepiece cost more than a telescope.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:24 PM
And if your real anal, bring your televue boxes and maybe get Al Nagler himself to sign them
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:04 PM
Don't forget to grab some good Cuban food while driving through Miami, let me know which way you are coming and I can give some recommendations. Also, in Marathon there is a place that is called Keys Fisheries. They have $2.00 Stone Crab claws at the bar, Lobster Reuben sandwich and the most decadent Lobster Mac N Cheese ever!!! For the best Key Lime Pie, check out Ballyhoo's in Key Largo.
Four of the very few things I miss about Florida:
2) South Beach
3) Comida Cubana
4) Spiny Lobster
Used to dive off the beach in Fort Pierce and grab dinner during season. Sorry, I'm drooling...
Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:19 AM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:11 AM
Raining hard in Marathon--not much on site 5 miles west.
Early reports, Monday and Tuesday nights were both very good (Joe Wambo's 32 was getting a lot of excellent commentary).
Wednesday night started partly cloudy, some rain south, with clear skies and moderate seeing after midnight. Mickey seems to be putting even more chocolate in the brownies.
Forecast for tonight and tomorrow night looks good--clear with highs near 80 and lows near 70. Saturday night forecast calling for lows in the mid 60s and partly cloudy after midnight--thought I would add that to show there is some "winter" in Winter Star Party
This one appears to have all the makings of a "great" Winter Star Party!