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Jwemes
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: rboe]
      #5606377 - 01/05/13 11:27 AM

The current conditions at Wickenburg are: Air Temp: 53 F,
Wind 0, Cloud cover: 0%. The sky has that deep blue indicating a low particulate count. Things will get chilly (for Arizona) tonight, so dress accordingly. Sophies Flat here we come!


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Dwight56
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5606479 - 01/05/13 12:13 PM

According to the Clear Sky Clock for Morristown the Clouds won't come in until around 4AM and the moon is up around 2 to 3 AM so it sounds like a good night for Sophies Flat

Edited by Dwight56 (01/05/13 12:21 PM)


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Reged: 03/16/02

Loc: Phx, AZ
Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: Dwight56]
      #5607234 - 01/05/13 08:16 PM

Watching the Vikings instead.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: rboe]
      #5607368 - 01/05/13 09:57 PM

Oh bugger, looks like I should gone.

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hm insulators
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: rboe]
      #5610041 - 01/07/13 11:40 AM

This is my first time on cloudynights since my holiday trip to California, so I didn't realize it was on the 5th.

I wouldn't been able to make it anyway. I picked up a cold toward the end of the trip (fortunately, I felt fine until after the parade) and even today, I'm not 100% through with it.


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: rboe]
      #5656843 - 02/01/13 05:43 PM

Looks likes another weekend is approaching.

I have plans.


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Jwemes
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Reged: 02/26/10

Loc: Wickenburg, AZ
Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: rboe]
      #5656872 - 02/01/13 06:00 PM

Hi Ron,
Yep, Tomorrow is the night/day. However, neither Clear Sky Charts nor NOAA are forecasting decent conditions. I'll be in Kalifornia for the mid-morning report, so I'll skip it.
If we have good weather for the March date, it may be a cometpalooza.
Keep the Faith


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5657309 - 02/01/13 10:44 PM

Oooooh!

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Dwight56
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: rboe]
      #5657589 - 02/02/13 05:07 AM

Looks like we are going to be clouded out for this weekend. I was thinking about bringing the 10 inch Mak too. Oh well there is March.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: Dwight56]
      #5657933 - 02/02/13 11:15 AM

March is looking better for me too (which means we'll likely get much needed rain).

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hm insulators
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! [Re: rboe]
      #5663360 - 02/05/13 11:02 AM

I was down in Yuma over the weekend for a small get-together of insulator collectors, including one guy who came all the way from Birmingham...England! I brought binoculars and I was going to show James (that's his name) a few things but it was cloudy there, too. James isn't into astronomy but still, I think he would've enjoyed a look at the stars at night in Arizona.

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Jwemes
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Loc: Wickenburg, AZ
Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: hm insulators]
      #5699366 - 02/25/13 07:19 AM

Bumping up a reminder: March 2, Saturday, Moonrise at 11:51 PM. If NOAA is correct, we should have daytime temps near 80. Look for a mid-morning report on Saturday.

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Dwight56
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5699691 - 02/25/13 11:25 AM

If the weather holds out I'll be coming out maybe with my 10 inch Mak

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: Dwight56]
      #5700358 - 02/25/13 06:23 PM

I'm hoping the weather cooperates as I'm planning on being there.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: rboe]
      #5701299 - 02/26/13 10:02 AM

Same here! Maybe I'll stay overnight at my mother's house on Friday, then toddle up to Wickenburg on Saturday. Enjoy some Mexican food for dinner, then the stars, and then my traditional session with Dee Snider (ex-Twisted Sister singer who now hosts "House of Hair") on the car radio (KDKB).

Oh, and on the way home, try the new pavement on Highway 74!

Edited by hm insulators (02/26/13 10:07 AM)


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: hm insulators]
      #5702036 - 02/26/13 04:39 PM

Is that road done?

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Jwemes
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Loc: Wickenburg, AZ
Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: rboe]
      #5702323 - 02/26/13 07:24 PM

Hey Ron,
Based on how much was left to be repaved last weekend, they'll be finished in late April. The contractor doesn't seem to be working on weekends, which means no flaggers on Saturday or Sunday.


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5703598 - 02/27/13 02:18 PM



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seigell
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Loc: 'Burbs of Phoenix
Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: rboe]
      #5704297 - 02/27/13 09:20 PM

I was going to show up and introduce myself on Sat, but am a bit concerned about the "Partly Cloudy" forecast for Sat Eve. I haven't found a Clear Sky Chart for the Wickenburg area (and they wouldn't show a chart covering Sat, yet. But the NOAA weather chart is showing a forecast for 50% Cloud Cover on Sat. I'm coming from Gilbert, which makes it a very long way to simply turn around. I'm chasing a wide-field of Orion and also the Rosette - both of which have already slid into the skydome of Super Nova Phoenix from my usual Picketpost dark site. So, it seemed the right time to visit Wickenburg. Friday Eve is forecast with significantly less cloud cover - do you think anyone would be up there Fri Night ?? Any concerns about someone being up there solo ??

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! [Re: seigell]
      #5704395 - 02/27/13 10:13 PM

Should not be a problem. It's BLM land with ranchers, quad runners and some snow birds camping out there. Mostly we see traffic for the ranches on that stretch of road.

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