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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5463481 - 10/10/12 09:35 AM

Dang cheap keyboards!

Send a PM; we can exchange phone numbers, emails etc. Several mods will be getting together; we can have one big happy family.


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Jwemes
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: rboe]
      #5489179 - 10/25/12 07:52 PM

The next Wickenburg Public Star Party will be on November 3. If you feel you will be deprived of nocturnal photons on the following weekend in Tucson, this will be your chance to reach temporary saturation(If we get clear skies).

Constellation Rd. and Blue Tank Rd. have been bladed by Yavapai County road crews(a big thank you!), so Sophies Flat is easy to reach in a passenger car.

If you're thinking about coming out, but have never been, sing out, and I'll repost directions.

Look for a local conditions report mid morning on the 3rd.

Clear, Dark, and Steady,
John W.


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5496241 - 10/30/12 02:06 PM

Looks like I'll be missing it this month as "Modelzona" is that day. Maybe December.

If nothing else, maybe I'll see some of you down at the Tucson astronomy show the following week.

Edited by hm insulators (10/30/12 02:07 PM)


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: hm insulators]
      #5496306 - 10/30/12 02:45 PM

I'm planning on being there.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: rboe]
      #5501835 - 11/02/12 11:59 PM

My name is Eric Dorfner and this will be my first time out with y'all. I'm new to the hobby and bringing out my etx-125. Besides my awesomeness and scope is there anything I can bring with to help the cause? I'm not experienced in much except go-to's but looking to stay in the hobby for the Long haul.

Edited by dorfenschleger (11/03/12 12:03 AM)


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: dorfenschleger]
      #5501965 - 11/03/12 04:59 AM

Looks like the weather is oging to be good on Nov 3rd so I'm seriously thinking about coming by to see what where when things are going on Northwest of Phx

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Dwight56]
      #5502173 - 11/03/12 10:40 AM

Eric and Dwight,
No need to bring anything other than a 'scope, and whatever you'd like to snack on. The BLM outhouse is always available. The parking lot where we set up is only 'semi' dusty, so you may wish to bring something to hold down the dust at your 'scope.
If coming from greater Phoenix, turn right onto El Recreo, which is just after the Sundance Pizza, and before Micky D's. El Recreo becomes Constellation Rd. Keep going past the rodeo grounds, and approx. 1 mile after the pavenment ends, turn left onto Blue Tank Rd. Another mile or so, will get you to Sophie's Flat. We use the parking lot on the East side (nearest the outhouse).

Here's the local conditions (current and a bit early for mid morning). Currently calm weather, with only ~1% cloud cover. Low temp this morning 58F. High temp yesterday 89F. Both NOAA and CSC look like we'll have a pretty nice evening.

Clear, Dark, and Steady,
John W


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5502342 - 11/03/12 12:30 PM

A cloth ground tarp is a good idea. And a chair. Maybe a snack.

Getting cooler as the sun sets so a sweater, jacket and a hat to keep you comfortable would be a good idea. Maybe even some coffee; more for the heat than staying away, we don't stay out that late.


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: rboe]
      #5502688 - 11/03/12 05:32 PM

Thanks and see you there

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Jwemes
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: dorfenschleger]
      #5535919 - 11/23/12 05:33 PM

The last Wickenburg Public Star Party of the year (2012) will be on December 8, 2012. Barring anything unforseen, the location will again be Sophie's Flat. Look for a mid-morning report of local weather conditions on 12/8/2012.

The schedule for 2013 is TBD, and input from participants is appreciated.

Edited by Jwemes (11/23/12 05:35 PM)


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5543063 - 11/27/12 11:26 PM

Cool! For some reason I had the first in my mind. Just might be able to do that one.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: rboe]
      #5543404 - 11/28/12 08:36 AM

Oops. Wife informs me we have a schedule conflict and I'm already booked.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: rboe]
      #5559606 - 12/07/12 04:58 PM

Is the star party still on for tomorrow and what time are most going to set-up with the early sun-down?

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Jwemes
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: dorfenschleger]
      #5560485 - 12/08/12 07:45 AM

As of 0530 this morning, skies are clear, no wind, good visibility, 53F temp. We're good to go!

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5560818 - 12/08/12 12:33 PM

I'll be there then!

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: hm insulators]
      #5568828 - 12/13/12 08:44 AM

So, any plans set for the new year yet?

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Jwemes
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: rboe]
      #5568935 - 12/13/12 10:18 AM

Hi Ron,
Look for the 2013 schedule to get posted within a few days. The decisions for star party dates are made via committee, no dictators here, so instant decisions don't happen.


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5569388 - 12/13/12 02:34 PM

You need a smaller committee then. We had a very good time at the Luminarias so I didn't miss you guys.

But I'm looking forward to next year (I'm still assuming there will be one).


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: rboe]
      #5572534 - 12/15/12 12:37 PM

Greetings of the Season to All!
The following is the schedule for Wickenburg Public Star Parties during 2013. You will see that most dates fall on a Saturday closest to the 3rd quarter moon.
January 5
February 2
March 2
April 6
May 4
June 1 may cancel due to excessive heat
June 29 may cancel due to excessive heat/monsoon
July 27 may cancel due to excessive heat/monsoon
August 31 may cancel due to excessive heat/monsoon
September 28
October 26
November 23
December 28

We will endeavor to provide mid-morning status reports of local conditions on the Saturdays of star parties.


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! [Re: Jwemes]
      #5573384 - 12/15/12 11:02 PM

Thank you sir.

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