Glad you enjoyed Lentini. You are usually guaranteed one good night! I thought the transparency was a bit off on Monday night, but even still its amazing. I also was able to get some imaging in and chased down some Messiers I usually can't see.
Almost Heaven Star Party 2014
Posted 29 August 2014 - 11:14 AM
I drove up and down the mountain four times in my Toyota Echo, so I'd say most any car can make it. It does appear that I damaged my brakes, though. They are grinding pretty badly now. Maybe they were just ready to wear out, who knows? These smaller cars have lightweight brakes and I warped a pair in 2006 on another Echo coming down the paved Briery Gap Road on the west side of Spruce Knob.
I met Seanem44 one day out in front of my camp, along with many other good people over the course of the party. It was a great event, something I will remember for the rest of my life.
Although I live under what many people call a dark sky, compared to Spruce Knob, it does not deliver. When I was outside last night with my scopes, everything seemed dull and dim in comparison!
Here is a blog entry I wrote for The Mountain Institute, along with pics I took : http://spruceknob.blogspot.com/
Edited by Glen A W, 29 August 2014 - 11:18 AM.
Posted 03 September 2014 - 12:41 PM
Very nice write up Glen! I would say the people at AHSP are top notch!