Mike Wojo's Lone Pine Observatory
Starmaster 14.5 f4.5 and a Meade 2080 and assorted eyepieces
Quote:Hi George,All the local roads are open as far as I know. West Branch road to Galeton is scheduled for more work, but was open yesterday.
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
Gary Honis DSLR Modification Service
Quote:Hi George,You may want to call the Lyman Run Park office before you are ready to head out. They would know the work schedule for West Branch Rd.I forgot to mention that we had a pesky bear at Cherry Springs that was suffering with mange. I understand it was put down on Thursday. Images here:http://home.ptd.net/~ghonis/May6Bear/May6Bear.html
Quote:I signed up yesterday, and it'll be my first star party! Imaging anywhere besides my white zone is always good, and it'll be even better since I added autoguiding to my setup last week. I went to a dark sky site a few months ago in northern Michigan, and I could only get 3 minutes unguided - the histogram was probably not fully past the left side of the camera either (still got great shots, though).2 questions - 1. I can't arrive until Friday, anyone know if there will be a problem getting access to electrical outlets or a mount pad?2. Since I just added autoguiding and PhD, I need to make my computer screen night friendly. Is there a recommended way to do this, either through software a red cover over the screen? It's an older Windows Vista laptop.Thanks, and I'm really looking forward to this!
Quote:http://www.flickr.com/photos/62042743@N07/ may 4/5/2013 first 12 pictures. Had a great time except the skyglow was very disturbing thank u frackers.Hope the weather forecast changes .
Quote:AC power and pad: Arriving on Friday, you will very likely have access to power, but I'd bet the pads will all be gone by Wednesday or earlier.You can get a red plastic screen cover (call one of the vendors and ask them to bring one), but any light at Cherry Springs is reason for a "death sentence", so I suggest getting a cover (cardboard box?) to fully cover the PC, and look at it with some sort of cover, like a towel. Most imagers at CSSP put their PCs inside some sort of "cave". .....but right now the long-range is mostly clouds and rain after Wed night. Hopefully it will change, and Cherry Springs is famous for weather forecasts being of little value.
16" Starfinder f4.5 Dob
6" Starhopper f8 Dob
20x80 Zumell Bino's
32mm Meade Series 5000 26mm Orion Q70 18 mm Meade HD-60 12mm & 7mm Celestron X-cel
Quote:The EP's available for the raffle are outstanding. If it rains I will consider the CSSP a MINI vacation away from the "World" with a better chance of winning since no one else is coming! P.S. I have a large 8 person tent that feels like a small RV to me...
16" dob with the bright orange shroud
Craig Meade ETX-80 (80mm F/5) refractor Skywatcher 80AR (80mm F/11.4) refractor Skywatcher 102AR (102mm F/5.9) refractor Orion XT10i dob Orion ST120 (120mm F/5) refractor Orion 120mm F/8.3 refractor Orion 127mm MAK Celestron C90 Celestron C6 Explore Scientific 80mm ED triplet Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binoculars Celestron #44104 for exploring inner space The stable keeps growing...I think I need help!
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
Quote:How was the viewing on Sat? According to Cleardarksky the conditions were going to be iffy.
Quote:Spent monday and tuesday night left wed morning i wish they had one star party a year in the fall. first 15 pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/62042743@N07/
Quote:Larry, I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation on the Venus transits. .....