14" f/4.5 dob. 6" f/8 dob.
18" f/4.6, 8" f/6, 130mm f/6.3, 15x70 26mm, 13mm, 3-6mm; 2" 1.6x Barlow, Binoviewers with Plossls
Quote:Can I ask why you are limited to low to mid altitude? There are some good places above 6000' in SoCal.
Quote:Hello, all. I'm looking for a few safe, low to medium altitude dark sky viewing locations in Southern California. I'm in the San Gabriel valley area 20 miles or so east of Los Angeles. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks.
Quote:Thank you all so much for your help on this. ONce it gets a bit cooler I will head out! Thanks again.Chuck
Quote:Medical issues make altitude a problem.
is that spot in the photo near by the club's spot? I been going to a few spots off the 8 at exit Japatul Valley RD (79) I would like to check that one out, where is that? The place I go is close to the hwy I get car lights a lot. it's a good spot, but the head lights kill it.. lol we have to close our eyes when a car comes.
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Meade 12.5" F/6 Research Grade
1971 Criterion RV-6
Orion Observer 70mm Refractor
Homemade 4" f/12 reflector (being rebuilt)
Kevin Apertura 8" Dob, Pentax K-5 My Photography Website -- My Flickr
Celestron 8SE Dobstuff 13.1": Swayze refigured Coulter mirror, 6 pt mirror cell (2 pt edge support) and CF focuser board made by me StarBlast 4.5 ST80/PortaMount II Zhumell 20x80/Oberwerk 15x70 on a Seronik-style tripod boom mount Hubble Optics 18 inch F/4 mirror.
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ORION XT8 Bushnell Legend 8X42 binoculars Celestron OIII filter A half-dozen budget plossls
Quote:For aviation purposes, we use an adiabatic lapse rate of 3.5F/1000 feet.
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Quote:I think we ought to do an ad hoc NorCal/SoCal CNer meet-up in early fall at lake San Antonio in inland Monterey County. We could grab the same overflow campground used for Calstar Star Party. It's close enough to either part of the state to be an easy part-day drive, dark enough to be worth it, and perfect for a one or two nighter.- Jim