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zerro1
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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: vsteblina]
      #5954888 - 07/04/13 03:01 PM

I'm north of the light dome, but I'll turn off the light when I leave home.

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astronomania
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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5955171 - 07/04/13 07:21 PM Attachment (5 downloads)

Just got a message from Bill (Wayazo). He and his wife took their motor home up to Table today.
There are many horses, trucks, and trailers in and among the tree area.
He is parked down at the south end of the meadow by the AP area. He says it is wide open down there.

Edited by astronomania (07/04/13 07:40 PM)


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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: astronomania]
      #5955228 - 07/04/13 08:13 PM

That's where I usually end up anyway... Geeze ? what? are they having the ellensburg rodeo up there? Hope they have low light courtesy. I'll be up Friday evening, I'm open minded and certainly willing to give her a go, but if that bunch of equestrian enthusiasts are a pain, I'll head north for Saturday night. Don't get me wrong, got lots of friends who have lots of horses... I'm just not all that certain that the two compliment each other

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astronomania
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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5955259 - 07/04/13 08:50 PM

Well to be honest Robert, I am so used to observing in
sub-idea conditions that I don't know if it will be a bother to me or not.
We can probably arrange the vehicles to make a "steel curtain " and reduce any spurious lighting to a minimum.
I will be going up there Sat afternoon, hope you decide to stay.


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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: astronomania]
      #5955268 - 07/04/13 09:03 PM

I'm bringing my Atlas this time! I think I got the issues solved with it. (after a few minor setbacks). You know; I really had no desire to become so familiar with the internal workings of this mount. I'll have my tools with me...too!

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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5955321 - 07/04/13 10:18 PM

Know what you mean Robert. I'll be bringing mine as well.

Ajay


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Stacy
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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5955580 - 07/05/13 03:45 AM

Horse people seem to be respectful of the dark. So far so good!

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Chris George
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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5955856 - 07/05/13 10:40 AM

I'll be up to Table mountain friday between 7-8pm

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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: Chris George]
      #5956123 - 07/05/13 01:47 PM

Guys - have fun at Table. Wish I could be there, but have company tonight. Tomorrow heading up to Hurricane Ridge for the Olympic club one night star party. The weather is looking pretty good at this point.

I'll give you a wave from the ridge!

Doug


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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: svtdoug]
      #5957300 - 07/06/13 10:15 AM

Hope everyone has a great clear night.......

Rob


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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: rwiederrich]
      #5957581 - 07/06/13 01:52 PM Attachment (7 downloads)

early this morning at Table

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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5957806 - 07/06/13 04:14 PM

Robert,

Nice shot! Hopefully see some tonight.

Doug


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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: svtdoug]
      #5957991 - 07/06/13 06:09 PM

I was up there Thursday and Friday, got back today.
The tens of Rv's and horse trailers scared us off and we setup at a lower field that was equally good as the main field. We also needed a shaded spot for the tent and there weren't any at the main field. Sorry I missed you guys. It was a good two nights of imaging.
I am planning to head up there again next weekend!

Andy


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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: andysea]
      #5959708 - 07/07/13 10:10 PM

some more pics from the weekend

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/7821/seck.jpg

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/3299/el0x.jpg

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2493/c1r3.jpg


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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5959730 - 07/07/13 10:22 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

Great shots Robert!! Glad I finally got to meet you, Stacy, and Ajay as well as your ladies!!
Here's a shot of Mike serenading the sunset.


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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: astronomania]
      #5959736 - 07/07/13 10:25 PM Attachment (8 downloads)

I put on the WL filter and snapped some of the big AR group this morning before I left.

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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: astronomania]
      #5959739 - 07/07/13 10:25 PM Attachment (7 downloads)

Here's the closeup.

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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: astronomania]
      #5959824 - 07/07/13 11:30 PM

Great shots Robert and Ron!

Saturday night we had about 30 students from Edmonds/Shoreline area, who are visiting from Japan, stop by to look through our telescopes. I showed them all Saturn and M13, which garnered lots of squeals and ohs and ahs as they had never looked through a telescope before! Mike showed them the Swan and another glob I believe and Robert his Northern Lights shots from the night before. It was fun to share the view.

I also was surprised to see lots of campers, sani-cans and horses up there when we got there Thursday but they turned out to be very low impact. Great neighbors as well. Some of the horses were amazing!

Thursday night was the best I think. Friday's light show was just great fun! It was also nice of Christopher to share the view through his 6" Televue. Saturday Ajay came up from down below and Ron also joined us. While not as good as the previous nights, us Northwest astronomers can't complain when we get consecutive clear new moon weekends. I had three great nights of viewing this month as well as last month at Mike's place in Goldendale.

Table Mountain has lost some trees, but none of it's beauty as far as I'm concerned. Enjoying the sunrise over the wildflower meadows with a creamy latte' is just about as good as it gets.

Thanks to everybody who came up and made this a weekend to remember.

Stacy


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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5959858 - 07/08/13 12:02 AM Attachment (8 downloads)

Oh? you mean those flowers...

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Re: Northwest Unknown Star Party July 4 - 7 2013 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5959868 - 07/08/13 12:08 AM Attachment (4 downloads)

Aimee Had a great time! She said the days were kind of boring but the nights were amazing! Thank you all for welcoming her to the "show"!

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