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killdabuddha
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Re: "Darker" site in NJ to view Fridays meteor shower? new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5528090 - 11/19/12 02:31 PM

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Well, there are darker locations east of the Mississippi (Spruce Knob in West Virginia, for example) but none have the ease of access, space, and amenities that Cherry Springs State Park has. OTOH, gas well drilling has brightened the skies at CSSP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXaieJrH3tA&lr=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBpP3uxJ3OY&feature=channel&list=UL

Dave Mitsky (long-time observer at CSSP and Spruce Knob)




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Re: "Darker" site in NJ to view Fridays meteor shower? new [Re: Bill Whitehead]
      #5528522 - 11/19/12 06:21 PM

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Joe,

Forty Five minutes from where you live is a tough one. The two darkest sites in NJ are Jenny Jump and Belleplain. I've never been to Belleplain, but JJ has a club, UACNJ, and we have a house, several observatories, and best of all we have electricity. Two other possibilities are Sandy Hook and Voorhees. Voorhees has a club with an observatory and its off of 78. I don't know how far that is from you. Sandy Hook has decent skies, but it is closed because of hurricane damage.

I go to JJ at least once a month. We have a good group of people who meet up there and do astrophotography and observing. Send me a private message if you want to know more about it.

Cheers,

Bill




Hi Bill, Yes I have been checking on both of these. I have already talked to UACNJ a bit via email and plan to join one of their clubs in early 2013. Have you ever been to Vorhees? Turns out its under an hour from me. And even better, its less that 10 minutes from where my family has summer cabins that I am at almost every weekend from April to September! Pretty sweet deal. Whats it like there?

Shame to hear about Cherry Springs. Just how noticable is the extra light pollution from the site?


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Bill Whitehead
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Re: "Darker" site in NJ to view Fridays meteor shower? new [Re: 92hatchattack]
      #5528553 - 11/19/12 06:40 PM

Joe,

I haven't been to Vorhees. I think its in a red zone. JJ is in a yellow zone and might be green.

Cherry Springs is still great. But it is kind of far. I've heard a lot about Stone Tavern Inn NY. I'm thinking of going there this winter.

Peace, Bill


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Re: "Darker" site in NJ to view Fridays meteor shower? new [Re: killdabuddha]
      #5530371 - 11/20/12 02:57 PM

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Well, there are darker locations east of the Mississippi (Spruce Knob in West Virginia, for example) but none have the ease of access, space, and amenities that Cherry Springs State Park has. OTOH, gas well drilling has brightened the skies at CSSP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXaieJrH3tA&lr=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBpP3uxJ3OY&feature=channel&list=UL

Dave Mitsky (long-time observer at CSSP and Spruce Knob)




*FRACK!*




http://www.gao.gov/assets/650/647791.pdf

Dave Mitsky


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killdabuddha
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Re: "Darker" site in NJ to view Fridays meteor shower? [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5530395 - 11/20/12 03:11 PM

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Well, there are darker locations east of the Mississippi (Spruce Knob in West Virginia, for example) but none have the ease of access, space, and amenities that Cherry Springs State Park has. OTOH, gas well drilling has brightened the skies at CSSP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXaieJrH3tA&lr=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBpP3uxJ3OY&feature=channel&list=UL

Dave Mitsky (long-time observer at CSSP and Spruce Knob)




*FRACK!*




http://www.gao.gov/assets/650/647791.pdf

Dave Mitsky




Tanks. ( ) Here's anuther little ditty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0fAsFQsFAs



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