Ken Fiscus- stargazing since 1980. Now observing from a green zone.
Z12 on custom mount, Atomic EQ platform, 100% flocked, OMI primary, Astrocrumb filter slide with O-III, NPB, & skyglow filters. Focuser & spider rotated 45 degrees. New springs & Bob's Knobs, Telrad & 9x50 straight finder 35 & 24 Pans, TV 13,7,5 T6s
Custom Orion XT10 with piggyback XT4.5 on Round Table EQ Platform
Quote:My stargazing buddy and I are going- Sunday through Wednesday. This will be our first real star party. Bringing tricked out Z12 & Vixen 25x100 binos (and quite a bit of stuff to get rid of @ the swap meet). I hope to meet lots of the great folks I've chatted with here on CN.Question: Do folks introduce themselves claiming their online identifiers at these things?
Quote:My stargazing buddy and I are going- Sunday through Wednesday. This will be our first real star party.
Kevin Apertura 8" Dob, Pentax K-5 My Photography Website -- My Flickr
Celestron CG-11, Orion 127 Mak, 22 trips to TSP, 5 to Okie-Tex, and thousands of nights under the stars!
Quote:I won't be able to make it since I exhausted most of my vacation time during May and June. Don't have enough to take another week off.
Quote:I realize that the number is a moving target with people coming and going the whole time, but with perfect weather, what would the NSP's peak attendance tend to be?
Quote:I'm planning to be there! (I've tried to go twice in the past, only to have last-minute problems pop up and derail the trip, but third time's the charm, right?)
Jeff Huston Obsession 30" f/5 (#102) Obsession 18" f/4.5 (#264) Celestron C9.25 f/10 Losmandy GM8 Cave 8" f/6 Newt Orion 80 and 120mm f/5 achro Coronado PST Vixen Polaris
Quote:So for those of you going, what are you planning on observing? My primary targets will be dark nebula and planetary nebula. Beyond that I'll spend some time with showpiece objects and a lot of time just laying back and taking it all in with my naked eyes.
Quote:I know last year was bad with wind and storms, but what is the typical environmental hazards one should watch out for. Bugs, heat, wind, and a storm here or there?