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Howie Glatter
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5652195 - 01/30/13 12:15 PM

"Prolly the best will be just off the observing field at WSP."

Actually, there will be observing from the middle of the astronomy shopping mall at WSP - some binocular H-a during the day, and I'll have my 18" out there at night.


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Patrick
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Loc: Franklin, Ohio
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Howie Glatter]
      #5652540 - 01/30/13 03:25 PM

Quote:

I'll have my 18" out there at night.




Sweet!

Patrick


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Patrick
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5652548 - 01/30/13 03:31 PM

Quote:

Prolly the best will be just off the observing field at WSP.




How is the vendor turn out at WSP? If I wanted to buy a telescope or ccd camera for instance, would there be a vendor there selling those kinds of big ticket items? I've checked out the vendor list and I saw Astronomics, Televue, and a few others. It didn't seem like a long list...so I'm just wondering.

Thanks,

Patrick


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DeanS
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5652566 - 01/30/13 03:37 PM

If there is something in particular you want, best thing is to call the vendor ahead of time and see if they are bringing one.

There are some scopes for sale but mostly it is accessories, books, shirts, eyepieces, lights, etc.

Dean


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Patrick
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: DeanS]
      #5653310 - 01/30/13 10:06 PM

Quote:

If there is something in particular you want, best thing is to call the vendor ahead of time and see if they are bringing one.




I might need an eyepiece or two. I'd also like to get a small refractor, 80-90mm APO. Maybe I'd settle for a 31mm Nagler...pretty sad when a eyepiece cost more than a telescope.

Patrick


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DeanS
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5653337 - 01/30/13 10:24 PM

Camera Concepts usually has several small refractors, and plenty of eyepieces. I got all my Ethos from Jeff, great guy.
And if your real anal, bring your televue boxes and maybe get Al Nagler himself to sign them

Dean


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Patrick
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5653343 - 01/30/13 10:26 PM

And maybe a 2x Powermate... And...and...etc.

Patrick


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kfrederick
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Reged: 02/01/08

Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5653877 - 01/31/13 09:15 AM

Patrick Hope to see you there Howie says the southern sky is great and some very big telescopes . I am interested in the CCD and see them work . All great . Except for that long drive.

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DeanS
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: kfrederick]
      #5654069 - 01/31/13 10:50 AM

Once you cross over from the mainland to Key Largo you will feel like you are in a different country. Oh, and fill up fuel there as that is the last of the cheaper stuff. And RELAX for the rest of the drive

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bierbelly
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Loc: Sterling, VA
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: DeanS]
      #5654214 - 01/31/13 12:08 PM

Heading out after work this afternoon. Can't wait to visit Pedro!

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crazyqban
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Reged: 12/16/08

Loc: Miami, Florida
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5655161 - 01/31/13 10:01 PM

Don't forget to grab some good Cuban food while driving through Miami, let me know which way you are coming and I can give some recommendations. Also, in Marathon there is a place that is called Keys Fisheries. They have $2.00 Stone Crab claws at the bar, Lobster Reuben sandwich and the most decadent Lobster Mac N Cheese ever!!! For the best Key Lime Pie, check out Ballyhoo's in Key Largo.

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rockethead26
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Loc: Arizona, USA
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: crazyqban]
      #5656230 - 02/01/13 12:04 PM

Quote:

Don't forget to grab some good Cuban food while driving through Miami, let me know which way you are coming and I can give some recommendations. Also, in Marathon there is a place that is called Keys Fisheries. They have $2.00 Stone Crab claws at the bar, Lobster Reuben sandwich and the most decadent Lobster Mac N Cheese ever!!! For the best Key Lime Pie, check out Ballyhoo's in Key Largo.




Sergio,

Four of the very few things I miss about Florida:

1) WSP
2) South Beach
3) Comida Cubana
4) Spiny Lobster

Used to dive off the beach in Fort Pierce and grab dinner during season. Sorry, I'm drooling...


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t.r.
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5661339 - 02/04/13 09:19 AM

Weather looks great guys...ENJOY!!! Looking forward to pics and reports when you all get back!

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rockethead26
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Reged: 10/21/09

Loc: Arizona, USA
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: t.r.]
      #5665253 - 02/06/13 01:22 PM

Wow, two days in and no reports? Come on folks!

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Vic Menard
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Loc: Bradenton, FL
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5666677 - 02/07/13 09:11 AM

Arrived yesterday afternoon.
Raining hard in Marathon--not much on site 5 miles west.
Early reports, Monday and Tuesday nights were both very good (Joe Wambo's 32 was getting a lot of excellent commentary).
Wednesday night started partly cloudy, some rain south, with clear skies and moderate seeing after midnight. Mickey seems to be putting even more chocolate in the brownies.

Forecast for tonight and tomorrow night looks good--clear with highs near 80 and lows near 70. Saturday night forecast calling for lows in the mid 60s and partly cloudy after midnight--thought I would add that to show there is some "winter" in Winter Star Party

This one appears to have all the makings of a "great" Winter Star Party!


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bierbelly
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Vic Menard]
      #5667462 - 02/07/13 04:48 PM

Finally caught crux!

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darklighteditorModerator
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: bierbelly]
      #5668095 - 02/07/13 11:20 PM

Didn't anyone take photos?

It's a star party - we need photos...



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t.r.
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: darklighteditor]
      #5670498 - 02/09/13 10:52 AM

...or it didn't happen!

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rockethead26
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Reged: 10/21/09

Loc: Arizona, USA
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: t.r.]
      #5670535 - 02/09/13 11:17 AM

Wow, quiet group down there!

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Joe F Gafford
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Reged: 12/15/06

Loc: Denver, Colorado, US
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5671558 - 02/09/13 11:11 PM

There was a lack of internet hotspots when I was down there in 2003, probably still is. I had to report from the hotels after WSP on the way home. There are internet access on the fields of the TSP and Okie-Tex star parties.

Joe


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