22nd annual Camp Delany star party, Sunlakes, WA
Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:33 AM
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See ya there Cliff!
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Posted 01 September 2013 - 09:00 PM
I had visited Dry Falls this August. It is a wonderful place.
I would like to join this wonderful occasion.
Are there some bunk house spots still available?
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:41 PM
The first night was the best of the three, with transparency averaging about 7/10 to my eyes and seeing being a 3/5 and dropping to about a 2/5 as the night wore on.
It was however, very dark.
I worked on the Camp Delaney observing challenge and was very happy to see ( with help from Cliff and his very contrasty 12" dob ) the Witch head nebula, a new one for me!!!
We were treated to a nice display of meteors all three nights. The night was replete with a serenade of Coyotes, Screech owls, Great Horned owls, and another bird yet to be identified.
A handful of us called it bedtime about 5:30am.
Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:50 PM
A group of about 15 students from Hazen High school in Renton, Wa. attended. It was nice to share the night sky with the youngsters. They brought their own scopes consisting of 4.5" newts mounted in dobsonian bases. I thought that was a great idea and re-purpose of these seemingly throw away scopes.
Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:58 PM
Had some fun taking wide field shots of the observing field and painting redlight over the scopes and people.
Can't wait till the next one!!
Al Tuttle on the right and svtdoug standing guard over their astrophotography equipment.
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