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Joe Bergeron
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Joe F Gafford]
      #5671594 - 02/09/13 11:35 PM

WSP has offered wifi on the observing field for several years now. It just doesn't work very well when more than a few people use it at one time.

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Patrick
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Joe F Gafford]
      #5671629 - 02/10/13 12:02 AM Attachment (55 downloads)

Here's a few pics I took.

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Patrick
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5671633 - 02/10/13 12:05 AM Attachment (47 downloads)

We actually had some very good weather, but on some nights we had abundant clouds right at sunset. However, the skies cleared as evening came on.

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Patrick
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5671635 - 02/10/13 12:05 AM Attachment (49 downloads)

More pics...

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Patrick
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5671638 - 02/10/13 12:07 AM Attachment (45 downloads)

The word going around was that attendance was down several hundred people this year. This was my first year and I thought there were a lot of people.

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Patrick
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5671640 - 02/10/13 12:08 AM Attachment (42 downloads)

Here's a group on the Berm.

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Patrick
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5671646 - 02/10/13 12:10 AM Attachment (41 downloads)

There were a wide variety of scopes there too. I only looked through this scope during the day time. It was trained on a light house 12 miles away and we could see the light as it rotated....awesome!

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Patrick
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5671647 - 02/10/13 12:12 AM Attachment (48 downloads)

Here's a photo of Rick Burke and his sweet imaging setup.

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Patrick
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5671649 - 02/10/13 12:13 AM Attachment (45 downloads)

Camping and observing on the berm seemed to be the place to be.

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Patrick
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5671653 - 02/10/13 12:14 AM Attachment (46 downloads)

Looking down the beach. This is on Saturday so the crowd was thinning out.

Edited by Patrick (02/10/13 12:15 AM)


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Patrick
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5671656 - 02/10/13 12:17 AM Attachment (39 downloads)

A few more...

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Patrick
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5671658 - 02/10/13 12:17 AM Attachment (39 downloads)

yep...

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Patrick
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5671660 - 02/10/13 12:18 AM Attachment (40 downloads)

one more...can't forget the great dinners at Micki's Kitchen!

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Patrick
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5671662 - 02/10/13 12:20 AM Attachment (46 downloads)

Last one, but not the least...we had lots of great speakers!

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djpontone
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5671867 - 02/10/13 06:32 AM

Great pics thank u .One question , would u go again?

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thesungazer
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Reged: 05/06/03

Loc: Maryland
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: djpontone]
      #5672053 - 02/10/13 09:51 AM

Thanks for the photos!

Greg


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Patrick
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: djpontone]
      #5672233 - 02/10/13 12:03 PM

Quote:

Great pics thank u .One question , would u go again?




Well, sure, but it's a long drive for me and there are some other star parties I'd like to go to as well. I've enjoyed my time here without question though. What's not to like...dark skies, vendors, meeting fellow amateurs and talking shop, and observing together.

There were a number of 'shooting stars', one fireball that lit the whole area, and a lot of really nice streakers.

Patrick


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Bigstar
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Reged: 03/08/11

Loc: Naperville, IL
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5672257 - 02/10/13 12:18 PM

Thanks for the pics. Maybe one day i'll get there

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DeanS
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Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: Bigstar]
      #5672353 - 02/10/13 01:19 PM Attachment (28 downloads)

At the last minute I packed up and drove down. Sure glad I did as it was a great week of dark, steady, clear skies for the most part. I'll post pic later of the winning deep sky image too

Drove straight back yesterday, left at 8:10 and arrived home at 3:30 this morning. 1175 miles, and don't want to count the gallons of diesel. But always worth the trip!

Dean

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Loc: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Re: Winter Star Party 2013 new [Re: DeanS]
      #5672629 - 02/10/13 04:18 PM

Quote:

and a lot of really nice streakers.




The nice ones are always best.

Thanks for the pix!


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