Scopes: 12.5" Dob w/Lightholder mirror, Astro Tech AT8RC, TPO 8" Imaging Newt, Intes MK-67 Deluxe, Tak FS-60CB, Tasco 10TE, Coronado PST
NP-101 on a DM-6
Teeter 11" STS/Waite Mirror
Zeiss, Fujinon, Nikon, Vixen binoculars
Quote:Thats great and not good in summer! 120's degrees!What about Illinois?
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Quote:Planning on doing more observing in the park. Mesquite Springs campground is a well known place to go, but I am not thrilled about 30 campsites. I'd like to find a site in or near the park which meets my laundry list of criteria. The site should have low horizons, little to none in the way of trees, can be reached in a regular vehicle, is in a black zone, and, is at least two miles (off of the pavement) on a gravel road. Even better is if one can drive out well away from the primary road for solitude. One possible area is in the vicinity of Eureka Dunes. Does anyone have ideas.
Geoff M: 16" f4.7 custom dob (Lightholder Optics primary) Skylight 100mm f13 refractor, ES 102 triplet, Intes Micro MN-66, Coronado Solarmax 60, CGEM Mount, CNC Machine Shop
Quote:Quote:Thats great and not good in summer! 120's degrees!What about Illinois? Homer Glen is a Dark Sky Community. http://www.homerglenil.org/environment/IntlDarkSky.aspxAlso, there is a decent observing site near Braidwood IL, here:http://www.observingsites.com/ds_il.htm#braidBetter, but farther, is Green River:http://www.observingsites.com/ds_il.htm#dixon
Quote: Thats great and not good in summer! 120's degrees!