Quote:In SoCal, low enough to suffice for observing sites, and all relatively dark:--Amboy Crater--Afton Campground--Cottonwood Springs Campground--Joshua Tree--Desert Center (go north on the 177)--Chuchupate Ranger Station parking lot--Lockwood Valley (near Mt. Pinos)--Little Blair Valley--Tierra del Sol--Carrizo Plain National MonumentAlso good, but above 5000':--Mt. Pinos--Mt. Laguna--Figueroa PeakAll the above have Clear Sky Charts with road maps and lots of links.
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.
“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
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