Winter Star Party 2014
Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:37 PM
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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:48 AM
The berm can be a windy place - windy enough to shut down observing for most people. The reward of the berm is the unobstructed view to the southern horizon with glimpses of Eta Carina, Alpha Centauri, etc. possible.
If you wish to avoid the worst wind you need to go to the west end of the property past the vendor area or in the chickee area. There you will contend with some trees. However, I have been happily observing in the chickee area while 95% of those on the berm are shut down by wind....
I've made a wee map.
Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:53 AM
Time to start planning in earnest now, I will be shipping my camping gear and some of the more robust equipment. I noticed on the WSP FB page that their is a reference to a UPS store on Marathon where I can ship to.
Looking forward to meeting you guys!
Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:41 PM
Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:49 AM
You wouldn't believe a.) the queue or b.) How fast it moves in to the camp.
Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:50 AM
Posted 14 February 2014 - 12:26 PM
Tree Chicago People be dere: Darren Dwake, Dan Joy, und Ich with a 6" AP f12
Vere vill youse set up?
Posted 14 February 2014 - 12:35 PM
Friday, 1pm at the firepit. This is immediately after the door prize draw according to this year's schedule so we should all be there!!!
Posted 14 February 2014 - 01:44 PM
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 11:16 PM
Whats that in English?
It is english, in fact it's the scale the whole rest of the world uses. That is except scientist like astronomers, they use kelvin, so just add 273 to anything celsius and you've got it.
It means nice. ; )
Have fun whoever is going and I hope the wind gods behave.
Posted 18 February 2014 - 11:43 PM
Seriously though - that looks fantastic! A couple of days ago it read cloudy for most of the week - thank goodness it has been revised. I am getting really stoked now and I hope the forecast comes true.
I am bringing my TMB 100 and a bunch of high quality ep's. Of course, I like to share so let me know where you guys are. I intend to purchase a DM-6 while I'm down there. Saves me shipping costs!
Posted 21 February 2014 - 08:11 PM
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Posted 22 February 2014 - 07:00 AM