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Jwemes
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Loc: Wickenburg, AZ
Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5896032 - 06/01/13 01:10 PM

Mid morning conditions at Wickenburg: Temp 97F (shade), Wind <5kts, Sky Clear/ 0% cloud, airborne dust seems to be less prevalent than yesterday (sky bluer)
Hope to see you there at Sophies Flat tonight.


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hm insulators
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Reged: 01/22/07

Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5896054 - 06/01/13 01:26 PM

Looks like it's on, then! I'll see you out there tonight. I can already hear a couple of cheese enchiladas calling my name at Anita's Cocina. "Jim...Oh, Jiii-iim! We cheese enchiladas want you!"

I may even splurge on a chile relleno.

Anyway, it's shower time, then I'll hole up in the library in Sun City West and look at "Sky and Telescope." And maybe check out the giant jigsaw puzzle they're supposed to start there today.

By the way, something I'd like to look at tonight is Mercury!


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rboeAdministrator

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Loc: Phx, AZ
Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: hm insulators]
      #5896417 - 06/01/13 04:52 PM

Hey! Where are those darn clouds coming from?

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: rboe]
      #5896576 - 06/01/13 06:49 PM

Lookin' like I'm going on a pizza date with my wife instead. Dang! It looked so promising.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: rboe]
      #5896577 - 06/01/13 06:50 PM

Just as well, I can't bring a scope anyway (big ones that is) as the collar bone is still not healed up.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: rboe]
      #5896858 - 06/01/13 10:01 PM

Dang! Back from pizza and the skies cleared! My bad.

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Jwemes
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Loc: Wickenburg, AZ
Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: rboe]
      #5897218 - 06/02/13 02:17 AM

That will teach you! We were about 70% clear at sundown. The heavy cloud plume moved off but we had streamers in various parts of the sky all evening. Steady air, Cassini division was a piece of cake.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: Jwemes]
      #5897526 - 06/02/13 10:08 AM

I knew it! By not showing up I did you guys a favor. This fall!!!

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W7PP
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Reged: 04/15/13

Loc: Sun City, Az
Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: rboe]
      #5897924 - 06/02/13 02:16 PM

Thanks for the good time at the Star Party. My wife and I both enjoyed the views. Also thanks for the learning curve help! See you all in the fall!

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013, 2014 new [Re: W7PP]
      #5902079 - 06/04/13 03:54 PM

I almost didn't go out there myself, Ron, but after dinner in Surprise, I noticed the skies were clearing okay and I took the calculated risk and drove up there.

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Dwight56
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! [Re: rboe]
      #6061037 - 09/03/13 01:17 PM

Are we all still on for Sept 28 2013?

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: Dwight56]
      #6062717 - 09/04/13 01:42 PM

It would work for me, especially because I have a medical screening that morning in north Glendale.

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Jwemes
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: hm insulators]
      #6065302 - 09/05/13 10:09 PM

As far as I can discern, we're still good. I'll drive out to Sophies Flat tomorrow and post as to road conditions. Remember, during the Summer Monsoon, we all go into a state of hibernation, and sometimes it's a little rough, trying to get up to speed again. I'll try to be there, but I'll be on that big river in Northern Az until shortly before Saturday. Road condition post tomorrow.

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Jwemes
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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: Jwemes]
      #6067667 - 09/07/13 11:47 AM

As of September 7, Constellation Rd. and Blue Tank Rd. have both been recently graded by the county. They're both readily usable by passenger vehicles.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: Jwemes]
      #6071387 - 09/09/13 02:05 PM

I'm iffy. Doubt I could bring a scope (can't lift yet) but may show up just to bug you guys.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: rboe]
      #6073102 - 09/10/13 12:04 PM

Quote:

I'm iffy. Doubt I could bring a scope (can't lift yet) but may show up just to bug you guys.




We'd love you to bug us! Come out and enjoy some nice darker skies away from the freeway lights.

Hopefully that collarbone is healing up nicely. Don't push it; as a couple of my friends put it when I had hernia surgery, "Listen to your body."

Edited by hm insulators (09/10/13 12:09 PM)


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: hm insulators]
      #6089680 - 09/19/13 10:28 AM

I'm planning on coming out. Will probably drag my Pronto out there. I can handle that guy and it needs the glass time anyway. I've got a little 66mm APO I should bring too.

Folks can get an idea how much and how little a small refractor can do.


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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: rboe]
      #6098408 - 09/24/13 12:46 PM

Are the road conditions still good after the heavy rains we had a couple of weeks back, or will they move the party? If I could find out by Friday, that would be great, as Saturday, I'll be away from computers and all for most of the day.

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Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! new [Re: hm insulators]
      #6100037 - 09/25/13 10:00 AM

Good point. At the rate we had rain here some of those washes could be in bad shape. I'm thinking of the button hoot one on the main road in.

The washes on the secondary road to the site "should" be OK as they are pretty rocky but you never know.


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Jwemes
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Reged: 02/26/10

Loc: Wickenburg, AZ
Re: Wickenburg, AZ Public Star Party 2013 Dates! [Re: rboe]
      #6101312 - 09/25/13 09:21 PM

You'll get a road conditions update tomorrow. Just back from Rio Colorado mile 0 to mile 227.

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