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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: rboe]
      #6164940 - 10/29/13 04:46 PM

I was in Sun City West until about 4PM, then took the calculated risk and drove out to Wickenburg. Like Jwemes said, the seeing wasn't all that great, the atmosphere was mushy and we packed it up a little before 9PM.

I didn't even get out my binoculars, although I enjoyed a little bit of telescope time.


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: hm insulators]
      #6196077 - 11/15/13 08:29 AM

The November version of the Wickenburg Public Star Party will be on November 23. Location is the same-Sophies Flat. Look for a conditions update mid-morning on the 23rd.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: Jwemes]
      #6202424 - 11/18/13 07:55 PM

Just watching the weather and it does not look promising. New scope curse I guess (picked up a nice Vixen NA140 in Tucson ).

My apologies to everyone looking forward to this weekend.


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: rboe]
      #6203633 - 11/19/13 12:21 PM

Definitely looking "iffy" at best.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: hm insulators]
      #6203737 - 11/19/13 01:07 PM

The weather starting Thursday through Sunday is Showers clearing by Monday Tuesday. Welcome to winter storms

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: Dwight56]
      #6203786 - 11/19/13 01:34 PM

Regardless of the current "vile" weather forecast; if conditions look at all promising, on Saturday morning, I'll post a "current conditions" report.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: Jwemes]
      #6204781 - 11/19/13 10:19 PM

Yes sir!

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: rboe]
      #6209858 - 11/22/13 04:51 PM

A road report might be very useful if the skies do clear. We've gotten a fair amount of rain here in Phoenix and more was expected north of us.

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Jwemes
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: rboe]
      #6209924 - 11/22/13 05:35 PM

WHAT!!??
Do you really expect me to drive out into that sand and gumbo.....just to let you know that the road is impassable, and that I'll have to wait for a few days to get my truck out?
We've gone over 1.5 inches as of 3PM local time. Every time I look toward the Bradshaws, all I can see is a gray curtain of rain. My honest evaluation at this point is that the road is too slimy and the sky won't clear 'til Sunday. Hate to be so negative. If you DON'T see a report tomorrow, it means that I can tell the future pretty well.
But then....a lack of hope indicates despair, and things aren't quite that bad.


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: Jwemes]
      #6210226 - 11/22/13 08:47 PM

Weather reports say there will be some clearing tomorrow morning but a second system seems to be on the way (I'm very unclear on that part).

But it is very hard to be optimistic at this point.

Oh, and thank you for offering to personally check out the road. You are a real trooper sir!



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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: Jwemes]
      #6211001 - 11/23/13 10:15 AM

Quote:

WHAT!!??Do you really expect me to drive out into that sand and gumbo.....just to let you know that the road is impassable, and that I'll have to wait for a few days to get my truck out?
Quote:



You're the fearless leader, aren't you?

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: ArizonaScott]
      #6212119 - 11/23/13 08:08 PM

I waited for a report, all I can assume is that indeed our fearless leader is stuck in the mud on the road indicating the jig is up until next month.

I hope he brought coffee, looks like it's gonna be a cold one!


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: rboe]
      #6212752 - 11/24/13 08:26 AM

The implication in the previous message was that poor conditions and skeptical projections would result in NO midmorning report. Indeed, the earlier suggestions were borne out by observed conditions, and so...no report.

Sufficient brainless 'mudders' have already turned Constellation into a repair project for Yavapai county maintenance.

As of 0500 local time Sunday, the water nebulae continue to leak.

Happy Turkey Day to all, and the next date is December 28.


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: Jwemes]
      #6213396 - 11/24/13 02:18 PM

Since we could not meet up last weekend I figured I had to tease you a bit yesterday.

Too bad about the mudders. Selfish bleepers.


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Dwight56
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: rboe]
      #6233094 - 12/04/13 11:28 AM

I found out about the problem with the weather. Someone in Arizona just took delivery of a brand new AP 175 F8 SN 52. These scopes can pack a awful lot of moistons from Rockford Illinois. The one thing is that the new owner still does not have his mountng plate. This can go on a while.



Dwight

Edited by Dwight56 (12/04/13 11:29 AM)


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: Dwight56]
      #6234774 - 12/05/13 07:41 AM

Poor (or should I say pour?) you

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Dwight56
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: ArizonaScott]
      #6235582 - 12/05/13 02:48 PM

This was someone else who took delivery of their new AP 175. I picked up mine Oct 2012 and my SN is 22 I got all my Moistons out of my AP 175 by the beginning of the year.

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Jwemes
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: Dwight56]
      #6237549 - 12/06/13 02:47 PM

I know about photons, and can explain darkons but will need to do more research on moistons.

On another note, the road to Sophies Flat has been graded again, and is readily passable for passenger cars. December 28 is the next public star party....that is..... if the sky is clear.


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Dwight56
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 [Re: Jwemes]
      #6247174 - 12/11/13 02:23 PM

I got some more info the location of that new AP 175 F8 SN 52 belongs to someone named David and he lives in Phoenix Arizona. Now we know who is giving us all these clouds.

Moistons are released to the open blue sky from brand new telescopes. The moistons act as Nuclei where clouds form around them. Believe me Moistons can hold a lot of moisture too.


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 [Re: Dwight56]
      #6250431 - 12/13/13 08:27 AM

Be aware Moistons are also found around new cars!

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