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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: ArizonaScott]
      #4365785 - 02/05/11 04:44 PM

After working on the model to kill time and taking a shower (maybe if I'm nice and clean for the stars, the clouds will go away ), I'm leaving for Wickenburg now; it'll take me about an hour and a half. I'll meet you at Sophie's Flat after an early dinner at Anita's Cocina.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: hm insulators]
      #4367281 - 02/06/11 11:34 AM

John & John, just wanted to thank you both for a very nice afternoon and evening under the stars, and thank you again for loaning me the visual back. I was up at midnight re-tapping the threads on my Tele-Vue back so it'll work next time.

The clouds cleared off just in time and our neighbors toned it down with the ATV's, they even stopped by for some peeks at DSO's and the planets. I got a kick out of showing our visitor Jo from Surprise quite a few objects while her husband was getting some help with his scope. Best view of the night was M81/82, or at least I thought so David was practicing starhopping again with the ST80 and SA2000, he's even accusing me of cheating now when I use the LX200 go-to

Jim (hm insulators), always nice to see you at an event. Thanks again guys, I'm already looking forward to getting back there in March.


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: ArizonaScott]
      #4367373 - 02/06/11 12:23 PM

That was a fun evening! I'm glad I went up there. The clouds were gone by about 8 PM (except way to the southeast). The two little boys seemed to enjoy the views through the scopes. I enjoyed M42 through John's scope and the Pleiades through my binocs, at least until my neck started aching as they were at the zenith (should've brought my mat!).

Maybe I'll see you guys next month!


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: hm insulators]
      #4369225 - 02/07/11 07:38 AM

Scott and Jim,
Both of you, thanks for coming up. You know that you are always welcome.
John W


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #4369416 - 02/07/11 09:39 AM

Im going to try to get out next month, had some last minute change of plans.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #4387279 - 02/15/11 02:55 AM

When is the next star party? My work schedule is changing so I will have Saturdays off so I will be able to make it out earlier and hopefully start bringing out the solar scopes before the sun sets.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #4387511 - 02/15/11 08:20 AM

I'm pretty sure there is still one planned for the first Sat. in March, don't have a calendar handy but I think it's the 5th (?)

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: ArizonaScott]
      #4388763 - 02/15/11 06:40 PM

Yup! March 5 with a 1% moon. Weather should be excellent, and Yavapai county graded the road sometime in January.

Hope to see you there!


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #4390261 - 02/16/11 12:24 PM

Well shoot, with a nice road that will let in just about anybody. Oh wait, I see Scott did make it.

I'm hoping to make it on the 5th (or April 2nd - maybe both) for my Messier thing.


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: rboe]
      #4392097 - 02/17/11 08:15 AM



I knew you'd come through with a wisecrack!


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: ArizonaScott]
      #4392324 - 02/17/11 10:40 AM

I'm over due for a star party so I'm hoping to make it this time.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: rboe]
      #4395765 - 02/18/11 08:11 PM

Well finally got Saturdays off of work so I will be out on March 5th early with everyone else. Im going to bring the 16" dob and for anyone curious about solar scopes I'll have my Lunt 100 H-alpha scope out as well.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #4401199 - 02/21/11 09:50 AM

Pulled the trigger on a Explore Scientific 9mm 100 degree and 4mm Radian yesterday so I will have those out for their first dark sky run.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #4416765 - 02/28/11 11:26 AM

I might be getting out there.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: hm insulators]
      #4419133 - 03/01/11 01:14 PM

As of today (Tuesday), the road is still in excellent shape, despite the rain and snow. It is approx 0.0000001% muddy (that's just an estimate), but will be nice and dry by Saturday. Look for a mid-morning weather report on Saturday.

See you there.


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #4425731 - 03/04/11 12:28 PM

Looks like we're going to have fantastic weather! I'm staying at my mother's house tonight (she's almost halfway to Wickenburg from where I live) and heading up there tomorrow, probably in the morning.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: hm insulators]
      #4426019 - 03/04/11 02:26 PM

I'll be out there as well. Looking forward to it. Got the Explore Scientific 20mm and 9mm eyepieces to test out.

Looking forward tom seeing everyone again.


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #4427483 - 03/05/11 09:01 AM

Looks like we are going to have a beautiful night tonight! Whos all coming for sure?

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #4427510 - 03/05/11 09:25 AM

I am! I stayed at my mother's house last night and she let me use her computer this morning (she finally has high-speed internet--YAY!) to find out what's going on tonight at Wickenburg.

I'll probably leave in a short while. I'd like to take a short hike, then get some Mexican food for lunch, then figure out something to do to kill time until dinner. (Maybe shoot the clock. )


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party [Re: hm insulators]
      #4427634 - 03/05/11 10:33 AM

I'm pretty sure David and I will be there unless something comes up or those high clouds drift in.

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