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capttony
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Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012
      #5439899 - 09/25/12 01:44 PM

Cool weather and clear nights are on their way, and we are less than 2 months away from the Fall Star Party!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all Astronomers to joins us at the Fall Star Party, November 12-18th, 2012, in Chiefland Florida!

We offer a 10 acre field with clear horizons, full electric, a large clubhouse with A/C, new bathroom facilities, permanent showers, on site food, astronomy vendors, interesting speakers, door prizes, an imaging contest, and 6 new private imaging observatories to see!

Get your registration in soon:

http://chieflandstarpartygroup.com/index.html

Come experience our dark skies, friendly hosts, and fantastic guests!

See you there!!

Tony O.


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DeanS
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: capttony]
      #5440331 - 09/25/12 05:35 PM

Already signed up, one of my favorites of the year!

Can't wait to get some good coffee again


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mega256
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: DeanS]
      #5458200 - 10/06/12 05:06 PM

Needs a bump......

VERY SOON......
http://chieflandstarpartygroup.com/fall.html


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DeanS
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: mega256]
      #5475397 - 10/17/12 04:25 PM Attachment (36 downloads)

Needs another bump!

This was our set up last year, imaging central!


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Cotts
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: DeanS]
      #5475913 - 10/17/12 09:32 PM

I just mailed my form/money order in today. Late, I know, but a commitment I thought I had in early November has disappeared.

Dave


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capttony
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: Cotts]
      #5476649 - 10/18/12 10:17 AM

Awesome David, glad you will be attending.
I read another post that you were looking for POD installation opinions. I will be glad to show you mine, installed atop an 18" stud wall. Much more room and much easier entry/exit.

Dean, just back from 4 good night of imaging and last minute prep. The weather has finally changed and the field looks great.
I'll have all the coffee you can drink!


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Cotts
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: capttony]
      #5477280 - 10/18/12 03:50 PM

Tony, is your pod at the Chiefland site?

Dave


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capttony
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: Cotts]
      #5477431 - 10/18/12 05:24 PM

Yes. You will see it among the half dozen observatories on the Chiefland field.
Come by for a cup of coffee and a tour :-)


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Cotts
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: capttony]
      #5477792 - 10/18/12 09:41 PM

You're on!!

Dave


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mega256
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: DeanS]
      #5493312 - 10/28/12 04:15 PM

Dean Just 15 more Days..........Time to start packin.........bump bump

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w orchid
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Reged: 04/23/07

Loc: Tampa, Fl
Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: mega256]
      #5493326 - 10/28/12 04:23 PM

Bob. Which scopes are you bringing up to CAV?

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mega256
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: w orchid]
      #5493678 - 10/28/12 08:42 PM

Scopes for CAV...
The C14 is staying home,i think...
But The Lunt 60tha,AT6RC,C6,and maybe the Wo M110...I plan
on doing some dslr fun that week besides video..
I also plan on using a pico projector to show some on a 6 to 8 foot screen,for live shows..maybe....if I can set up so not to bother others.


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Cotts
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: Cotts]
      #5494414 - 10/29/12 10:43 AM

I'm gonna travel 'light' this trip, with my 6" AP, the WO 3.1", Mach 1, eyepieces, DSLR and Orion SSAG. I will be trying some deep-sky photography, high-res double star photography and a lot of visual double star work.

Dave


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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: mega256]
      #5495214 - 10/29/12 07:51 PM

Quote:

Dean Just 15 more Days..........Time to start packin.........bump bump




Yes Coming quickly. I just got back this evening from AIC so am eager to get out under the stars.

I will start packing this weekend.


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capttony
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: DeanS]
      #5495851 - 10/30/12 08:08 AM

We are thrilled to announce the following experts that have confirmed and will be speaking at the Fall Star Party in Chiefland FL;
Richard Wright from Software Bisque will discuss The Sky and new SB products, like the new Paramount ME II.
Gary Honis, DSLR modifications, will present on DSLR imaging, modification and cooling.
Vic Menard, will hold a workshop on collimation with his new video technique.
David Ellison, will present on automated imaging and will hold an image processing workshop. David has kindly provided 3 narrowband subs of the Rossette Nebula to be use for the workshop. PM or email (my CN name@hotmail.com) for the files if you would like a head start processing them! Please bring a laptop with Photoshop for the workshop.
Let's get ready for a great week!


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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: capttony]
      #5504525 - 11/04/12 08:41 PM

I was looking at the long range forecast, temps are calling for warmer than last year. 70's days, and 50's nights. Perfect weather!

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mega256
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: DeanS]
      #5506650 - 11/06/12 10:44 AM

The Party Starts soon Monday 11/12/12


http://chieflandstarpartygroup.com/fall.html


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DeanS
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: mega256]
      #5509623 - 11/08/12 09:56 AM

How about another show of hands who is going. Would be great to meet some CN people there. Weather is still looking great.

My trailer and gear will be set up next to the large roll off roof observatory just west of the big dome. Stop by and say hello.


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Joe C
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: DeanS]
      #5509904 - 11/08/12 12:39 PM

I was planning on attending but the optics for my scope have not been sent off for coating yet. At the moment, I am scopeless.

I guess my next Florida trip will be for the WSP.


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DeanS
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: Joe C]
      #5510019 - 11/08/12 01:54 PM

I am sure the AP will be well worth the wait! Congrats!

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capttony
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: DeanS]
      #5510554 - 11/08/12 09:03 PM

Dean,

I'll be there when you arrive. Got your regular spot, waiting for you.
Look forward to a great week of friends, imaging, and great weather!


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Rusty
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: capttony]
      #5510600 - 11/08/12 09:32 PM

Dean, I'll be there Saturday (Tom Crowley has a project for us) - and will as usual be down at the Crowleys'.

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DeanS
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5511346 - 11/09/12 10:10 AM

Heading out the door shortly. Have a few stops along the way.

Everyone have a safe trip, and see you soon.

Dean


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Rusty
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: DeanS]
      #5512282 - 11/09/12 08:35 PM

I'll be at Crowley's tomorrow, but in my car. I'll bring the motorhome down Monday - I replaced oil cooler hoses on the RV, and they have defective fittings, which I can't get fixed until Monday.

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DeanS
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5520319 - 11/14/12 11:10 PM

Rusty, you here??? Kind of cloudy and hard to see much

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Rusty
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: DeanS]
      #5520400 - 11/15/12 12:19 AM

Had to replace the engine oil cooler on the motorhome - and the one sent was defective. I got one from a different source - arrived today - and I'll install tomorrow. I'll have to change the mounting brackets, which will be time-consuming, but if I get it done in time, I'll be there tomorrow, if not, Friday.

Based on the weather here (60 miles NE), I've not missed much - I unloaded the astrogear from the coach today.


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Cotts
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5520829 - 11/15/12 09:45 AM

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday nights. Cloudy.

Thursday night MIGHT be partly clear. Maybe. Perhaps.

Currently foggy and cool 60F....

Nice people, though....

Dave


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Cotts
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: Cotts]
      #5522357 - 11/16/12 07:33 AM

Quote:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday nights. Cloudy.

Thursday night MIGHT be partly clear. Maybe. Perhaps.

Currently foggy and cool 60F....

Nice people, though....

Dave




Thursday night - CLOUDY.

Friday night and Saturday are predicted to be cloudy as well, making a complete set.

Dave


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DeanS
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: Cotts]
      #5522440 - 11/16/12 08:40 AM

The imaging contest will now be who has the best flats

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Joe F Gafford
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: DeanS]
      #5523318 - 11/16/12 06:53 PM Attachment (22 downloads)

Ouch, Cotts! I was going to go to Chiefland but finances changed my mind. I was there in '03 and '04 when Tom Clark had it on his property. I got some nice sharp images plus some rare aurora those two years. See you at Okie-Tex 2013?
Joe


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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: Joe F Gafford]
      #5526207 - 11/18/12 02:04 PM

Man that stinks getting clouds for the week....

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Rusty
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: LivingNDixie]
      #5526407 - 11/18/12 04:17 PM

I left this morning around 10:30; by the time I got to Chiefland itself, it was totally clear!

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DeanS
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5526919 - 11/18/12 09:47 PM

You win some, you lose some. Still had a great week with many friends!

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Cotts
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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: DeanS]
      #5527457 - 11/19/12 08:20 AM

Hear, hear, Dean!!!! Good times under gray skies! It was great to hang out with you and all the rest of the gang!

I love how people in this hobby look at a situation like this, shrug their shoulders and say, "let's have a bonfire, a couple of 'sodas' and swap some tall tales...."

Dave


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Re: Chiefland Fall Star Party, Nov. 12-18th, 2012 new [Re: Cotts]
      #5528538 - 11/19/12 06:32 PM

Yup, I had a good time despite the clouds. Hopefully the weather will be nice for the Winter Star Party.

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