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#1 mak17

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 03:31 PM

Anyone planning on going this year? Thinking about it but would like to know from anyone who has been how it went and how dark/transparent are the skies? Ive done plenty observing in blue zones, will this be a big difference? Thanks.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 04:12 PM

There's a thread on this star party at http://www.cloudynig...5907752/page...

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 05:35 PM

What issues with local lights? I thought grey zone meant no light domes.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:03 PM

The lights were from the small towns of Green Bank and Arbovale, which surround the Green Bank NRAO. The NRAO itself did a fairly good job of light abatement when I was there in 2005. (Observing is done on the grounds of the observatory.) IMO, the Almost Heaven Star Party on Spruce Knob would be a better choice, if you're primarily interested in observing.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 01:59 AM

Anyone been more recently then eight years ago? Im really surprised to be hearing about problems with local lighting.






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