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#26 CCD-Freak

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:43 AM

Hi Dean

Wish I was going to WSP. I have it on my "Bucket List" so maybe I will hitch up the Casita and get down there during the next few years. I have a pretty full starparty schedule this year. There are a few of us going out to the ESP site for a mini star party in April then TSP, RMSS, Okie-Tex and ESP and I am thinking of going to the Cosmic Campground in New Mexico for a week. https://sites.google...nformation/home
There will be short trips to Ft Griffin SHS between the big starparties. Hopefully the weather will be good.

BTW...Where are you planning to set up at TSP?

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:35 PM

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#28 DeanS

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:57 PM

Don't they normally have some last minute openings?

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:45 PM

I missed the lottery last year and got a Tent site late in February. Put myself on a wait list for a Bunkhouse and got assigned one in March. As it turns out, 2 of the bunks in my bunkhouse stayed empty the whole week.

They definitely get cancellations later on.

I did it right this year and will be in Crow's Nest and Upper Field. This will be my 4th TSP. Did 97 and 98 when I lived in Dallas. And finally made it back last year after living in Colorado the last 14 years. I like the dynamics of the upper field and being amongst all the big boys!

Jim in Boulder

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:18 AM

I didn't mean to kill the entire conversation off. Go ahead, talk amongst yourselves!
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Posted 21 February 2014 - 08:23 AM

Don't they normally have some last minute openings?


I just had to cancel so there is an RV spot open for someone

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 07:50 PM

I missed the lottery last year and got a Tent site late in February. Put myself on a wait list for a Bunkhouse and got assigned one in March. As it turns out, 2 of the bunks in my bunkhouse stayed empty the whole week.

They definitely get cancellations later on.

I did it right this year and will be in Crow's Nest and Upper Field. This will be my 4th TSP. Did 97 and 98 when I lived in Dallas. And finally made it back last year after living in Colorado the last 14 years. I like the dynamics of the upper field and being amongst all the big boys!

Jim in Boulder


Same thing happened to me in 2011. Two of the bunks were empty the whole week.

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 07:42 PM

For any TSP'rs who should want to reach me, do it with a PM here, as I have asked my Facebook account be deleted. This had nothing to do with the TSP group on Facebook, which I thought was great. Look forward to seeing you.
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Posted 02 April 2014 - 05:50 PM

Rather excited about this. It will be my first time to TSP. Sky-Watcher USA will be there with an array of scopes.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 04:33 PM

My first time as well, son is going with me and I convinced my brother to drive in from Phoenix. So it will be great to camp with the family.

Also just picked up a 'Skybox' from CCD-Freak so I am ready to roll. Should be Skybox city on the lower field.

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 04:10 PM

Rather excited about this. It will be my first time to TSP. Sky-Watcher USA will be there with an array of scopes.


Bring me a big Esprit to play with :cool:

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:33 AM

Deep Sky Hounds - I've just uploaded the TSP 2014 - Seeing Red - Advanced Observing Guide to supplement/support Larry's AOL list. Scroll down to the bottom.

http://www.faintfuzz...ingGuides2.html

Have fun!

Sorry I won't make it this year.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:27 PM

My first time as well, son is going with me and I convinced my brother to drive in from Phoenix. So it will be great to camp with the family.

Also just picked up a 'Skybox' from CCD-Freak so I am ready to roll. Should be Skybox city on the lower field.


Hey Phil...What day are you planning to arrive?

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#39 Phillip Easton

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:22 AM

John,

Plan to get there Sun afternoon. Going to stop and visit the Robert E. Howard museum in Cross Plains then spend the night in Midland on Sat. The sad part is after making plans my brother wants to leave on the 29th because that is his anniversary (wimp) and my son just told me he starts summer school on the morning of the 29th. So I guess we are leaving on the 28th. :(

May have to do Okie-Tex to get my annual allotment of dark skies.

Cheers!

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:50 AM

Less than a month to go! I am looking forward to being in the Davis Mountains again. From the sound of it we are having a mini Casita rally within the star party. We had 4 at the X-Bar Ranch last week and I know of at least 6 coming to TSP. "Casita Astronomers Unite!"

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#41 Phillip Easton

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:17 PM

Wow, hope there is room for my tent and SkyBox. :D

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:27 PM

I bet we can fit it in. (o:

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 12:52 PM

Two weeks left, am I the only one getting excited? Maybe it is because it is my first time ;)

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 03:17 PM

Can't wait. This will be my first TSP!

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 11:55 PM

It seems there will be a lot of first-timers at TSP, both from comments here at at Facebook, though I have been gone from there over a month. I am not a newbie, if my count is correct this will be number 26 for me.
Clear skies and clean glass,
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 04:14 PM

Hi Mike

I made all from 1982 to 1994 then I had a long gap due to work and after I retired I made it to TSP last year so if I count right this year will make 15 total for me. I used to go to the Davis Mountain SP during the 70s before TSP.

Looking forward to it again this year.

"Open! Open! Open!"

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:19 PM

I plan to catch me some photons. I have been going since 2001.
I usually stay in the bunkhouse less to carry out there more room for equiptment :)
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 01:05 AM

I plan to use SkySafari with SkyFi as a client to TSP routers. Has anyone used this set up to control their telescope? Did you have any problems connecting to TSP routers? I need to know if there are problems I can just buy a SkyWire cable. If there are no problems, don't want to buy the cable because it's an expensive cable $92 after shipping.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:51 PM

It seems there will be a lot of first-timers at TSP, both from comments here at at Facebook, though I have been gone from there over a month. I am not a newbie, if my count is correct this will be number 26 for me.
Clear skies and clean glass,
Mike

Mikey, we talked about this yesterday - it will be year 27 for me, with 21 consecutive since 1994. Have attended all years since 1987 except 1993. Many, many good memories of incredible skies and great friends like you there.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 06:25 AM

You are supposed to join SkyFi to the TSP wireless network, but I found that SkyFi's range was too limited for the TSP routers to "see" it. Using it stand alone is a rule violation but its range is small enough that it doesn't cause any problems.

I plan to use SkySafari with SkyFi as a client to TSP routers. Has anyone used this set up to control their telescope? Did you have any problems connecting to TSP routers? I need to know if there are problems I can just buy a SkyWire cable. If there are no problems, don't want to buy the cable because it's an expensive cable $92 after shipping.








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