George N Obsession 20 Optical Guidance Systems 10" F/9 R-C Cass 6" F/5 & 8" F/8 home-made Newts Explore Scientific 127mm ED MI-250 mount Denk II bino-viewer, with PowerX and Newt reducer, Member, International Dark-Sky Association
Edmund 4 1/4 space conquerer Tasco 10TE w/motordrive 18"f5 dob Meade SN6
Quote:Oh wow, it seems pretty harsh up there. I thought it would be OK since it is early November. I am also renting one of the observatories now so hopefully that will help too.
Dr. Willie K. Yee President Mid-Hudson Astronomical Assn.Member RAC, AOSNY, IDA, Astronomers Without Borders, Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
NexStar 50 Expert, Lunar 50 Expert; AL Outreach, Messier, and Sunspotters AwardsCommander Prius Class Shuttlecraft Zhang HengTeeter 13.1" f/4.5 Custom Dob, NexStar8 SE, Meade 80mm f/6 ED Apo, Meade 363 f/10 80 mm, Lunt LS60THa, PST dbl stk
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
16" dob with the bright orange shroud
Quote:..... Also, what kind of dew blaster does everyone use? That is one thing that I do not have that I will need to purchase soon!
Quote:another option is to drive south 400 miles!!
Quote:CSSP regular Gary Honis recently posted an aerial video of the park shot from a remotely-controlled helicopter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Vw-OGr0z_9IDave Mitsky
Quote:Also, does anyone know what the power is like in observatories? How much can it draw and what kind of devices can I plug in? If I wanted to plug in my goto, an occasional hair dryer (dew build up) as well as a coffee pot perhaps would that over load the system?
18" F/5 Home-Built Dob. with Mike Dudley Mirror 6" F/15 Brass w/ D&G Lens on DS-16 Mount DS-10 10" F/4.5 Newtonian LXD650 and LX200 Classic Autostar Converted! 11x80 Meade (Vintage Japan Made). A few Naglers and 8mm and 13mm Ethos. Gadgets and parts everywhere.
Quote:Light spillover from vehicles leaving the area across the street, inability to see a good chunk of the northern sky and the high traffic in the area is why we don't set up there.
Mike Wojo's Lone Pine Observatory
Starmaster 14.5 f4.5 and a Meade 2080 and assorted eyepieces
Quote:From the PA DCNR they are showing these dates for next yearCherry Springs Star Party6/26/14 THU 6/29/14 SUN Black Forest Star Party8/22/14 FRI 8/24/14 SUN
Quote:How have things been up there for people who go when there is not a schedule star party? I am worried that I may have a washed-out sky due to the natural gas drilling. My only hope maybe that (the new campground) I made a reservation for is 40 minutes south of CSSP.