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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: rboe]
      #5199059 - 04/30/12 08:52 PM

Weather has been great since Thursday. Think it will hold? We gotta do something soon as the monsoons will be upon us before long.

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Jwemes
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: rboe]
      #5199087 - 04/30/12 09:05 PM

May 12 is almost here. The pickup is turning brown from the accumulated dirt. Wash it on the 13th! All the slithering folks are out, so sandals will NOT be a good idea. See you there!
John W


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5202158 - 05/02/12 03:41 PM

Perfect! I could see my mother in Sun City West on Friday, stay at her place overnight, do a book sale at the library in her community, then toddle up to Wickenburg for dinner and dancing with the stars.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5208403 - 05/06/12 08:20 AM

The next Wickenburg Public Star Party is on May 12. Sophie's Flat is the location. Look for a conditions report about midmorning Saturday.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5211836 - 05/08/12 11:19 AM

It's look pretty good for going out there on Saturday. They're forecasting clear skies and warm temperatures--just what I like!

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: hm insulators]
      #5211844 - 05/08/12 11:22 AM

It's settled--I just made arrangements to stay overnight Friday at my mom's house.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: hm insulators]
      #5212123 - 05/08/12 01:57 PM

I've penciled in the date. Alternate plans have been made too. Car is being painted (and washed I assume)so all bets are off.

I have a new piece if kit I would like to test out too. Hmm, two pieces of kit I'd like to test (surplus fancy motorcycle battery to power the scope with).


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: rboe]
      #5217042 - 05/11/12 12:23 PM

Hope to see you up there, Ron!

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: hm insulators]
      #5218817 - 05/12/12 02:43 PM

Well, the Ford is still in the shop so I rented a car. Hooked up my Wi-Fi black box to the NexStar and tested. Works! Woot! Now I can control the scope via TCP/IP.

Now I need to find a decent tarp as the usual one is in the car.

I also charged up my Shoari battery I used for my motorcycle and wired it up to run the NexStar. I have higher hopes for it than the Starizona battery (which seems to take forever and a day to charge and has little to no shelf life).


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: hm insulators]
      #5218878 - 05/12/12 03:28 PM

Oops! The mid morning report will have to be an early afternoon report. Skies are clear, and a very satisfactory blue. Winds are calm, and the temps (shade) 90F. I had a pretty speckled rattlesnake in the yard yesterday morning, so a wise person might consider wearing 'real' footwear tonight, as the creatures of the night are about.

See you a little before sundown.


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5220270 - 05/13/12 01:22 PM

Seeing was not too bad but not great. Saturn was boiling just a bit but M51 looked pretty good. We had a very good turn out, some good scopes to look through and great company.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: rboe]
      #5223609 - 05/15/12 02:05 PM

I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: hm insulators]
      #5227075 - 05/17/12 04:15 PM

So when is the next one?

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: aznights]
      #5227125 - 05/17/12 04:59 PM

The next Wickenburg Public Star Party is on June 9, 2012.
Moonrise that night will be at 11:48 local time. The location will be at Sophies' Flat, Northeast of Wickenburg. Directions can be found posted earlier in this thread, or I'll repost them upon request.

This will be our last Public Star Party for the Summer, and the next scheduled Star Party will be October 6, 2012.

See you there!


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5228597 - 05/18/12 04:06 PM

Shoot. I have a Moto Guzzi Not-a-Rally that weekend. I may just show up on the bike with no scope. We'll see. Too many things going on that weekend.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: rboe]
      #5229970 - 05/19/12 04:43 PM

Cool, Ron! I think we all would love to see your new motorcycle!

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: hm insulators]
      #5263334 - 06/09/12 12:33 PM

So, what's the forecast for tonight? I had heard that there would be some wind, but will it be strong enough to be an issue?

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: hm insulators]
      #5263392 - 06/09/12 01:17 PM

Here is the mid-morning conditions report for Wickenburg, AZ. Still air temp: 94F Mornings have been getting down to the high 60s. Wind is 0 kph at this time. Sky color is deep blue, indicating low aerosols. NOAA is suggesting 10-20 kph wind during the evening, dropping to 5-10 kph after mid night. CSC is indicating relatively poor seeing, which would represent the breezy conditions expected.
Locally, Polaris is not visible until ~8:20PM.
The crawling creatures are out, wear footgear appropriate in self defense.
See you there.


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5263725 - 06/09/12 05:17 PM

Planning on it.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party [Re: rboe]
      #5264853 - 06/10/12 02:40 PM

Just before sundown the wind died down nicely, cooled off to the low 80's so it was very comfortable. Not quite as dark as we'd like and the crowd was on the small side but with Saturn up and taking medium magnification we did alright. For us old timers Omega Centauri was up too.

So we're done till October (may do a commando party in late September depending on heat at clouds).


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