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Cotts
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Loc: Toronto, Ontario
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: Cotts]
      #6375998 - 02/14/14 12:35 PM

GROUP PHOTO!!!! All CN'ers at the WSP

Friday, 1pm at the firepit. This is immediately after the door prize draw according to this year's schedule so we should all be there!!!

Dave


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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/09/02

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: Cotts]
      #6376139 - 02/14/14 01:44 PM

I'm all for that Dave. I just hope my CN tee shirt gets here in time

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bunyon
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Reged: 10/23/10

Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #6377005 - 02/14/14 10:55 PM

You kids have fun.

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stevenwav
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Reged: 02/06/12

Loc: New England
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: Napersky]
      #6377120 - 02/15/14 01:02 AM

Hey Mark! Make sure you bring that CZJ 4mm you got from me. It should sing in that f/12 AP down there. you guys will be easy to spot once you set that bad boy up.

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stevenwav
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Loc: New England
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 [Re: Cotts]
      #6377122 - 02/15/14 01:02 AM

Looking forward to it!

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kfrederick
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Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: stevenwav]
      #6380778 - 02/17/14 09:58 AM Attachment (25 downloads)

Here is a pic from last years party

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Mark Radice
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Reged: 01/03/14

Loc: Salisbury, UK
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: kfrederick]
      #6381446 - 02/17/14 05:22 PM Attachment (23 downloads)

Well I've started packing.

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Cotts
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Loc: Toronto, Ontario
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: Mark Radice]
      #6383770 - 02/18/14 10:54 PM Attachment (26 downloads)

Of interest to all.....

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DeanS
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Loc: Central Kentucky
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: Cotts]
      #6383776 - 02/18/14 10:59 PM

Whats that in English?

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Bill Weir
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Reged: 06/01/04

Loc: Metchosin (Victoria), Canada
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: DeanS]
      #6383808 - 02/18/14 11:16 PM

Quote:

Whats that in English?




It is english, in fact it's the scale the whole rest of the world uses. That is except scientist like astronomers, they use kelvin, so just add 273 to anything celsius and you've got it.

It means nice. ; )

Have fun whoever is going and I hope the wind gods behave.

Bill


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stevenwav
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Reged: 02/06/12

Loc: New England
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: Cotts]
      #6383851 - 02/18/14 11:43 PM

Woah! That's only a few degrees warmer than MA!
Seriously though - that looks fantastic! A couple of days ago it read cloudy for most of the week - thank goodness it has been revised. I am getting really stoked now and I hope the forecast comes true.

I am bringing my TMB 100 and a bunch of high quality ep's. Of course, I like to share so let me know where you guys are. I intend to purchase a DM-6 while I'm down there. Saves me shipping costs!

Edited by stevenwav (02/18/14 11:44 PM)


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stevenwav
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Reged: 02/06/12

Loc: New England
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: stevenwav]
      #6389440 - 02/21/14 08:11 PM

At the airport - waiting to board. Super psyched - where is everyone else?

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crazyqban
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Reged: 12/16/08

Loc: Miami, Florida
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: stevenwav]
      #6389478 - 02/21/14 08:34 PM

Right now I'm at work but I am literally up the street from the star party. I'll be there on Sunday after the mad rush, probably at about 4pm. Gona stuff my face with stone crabs first though =)

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Mark Radice
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Reged: 01/03/14

Loc: Salisbury, UK
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: crazyqban]
      #6389938 - 02/22/14 07:00 AM

I'm at London heathrow waiting to depart to Miami. Thanks for the forecast, Cotts, it looks fantastic. See you tomorrow.

Mark


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crazyqban
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Reged: 12/16/08

Loc: Miami, Florida
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: Mark Radice]
      #6391091 - 02/22/14 07:15 PM

Have a good flight Mark.

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stevenwav
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Reged: 02/06/12

Loc: New England
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: crazyqban]
      #6393508 - 02/24/14 12:44 AM

Are you kidding me?
I am here at WSP and I spend a few hours with Tom Peters as he personally walks me through putting together my new DM-6. While I talk with him, Alan French stops by to say hi. Mathius Wirth comes over with his new 18" Cass and mentions that he is waiting for the mirror Mile Lockwood is bringing. Lockwood comes by and they seat the mirror. Howie Glatter shows up as well as Steve Keene. We all take a look through Tom Back's personal TMB 100/800 - aimed at Jupiter. We have Leica, Zeiss, TV and Vernonscope Brandon ep's. i am treated to spectacular views of Jupiter better than i have ever seen it at home. I conclude that i would be content with only a four inch refractor - if only. If only i lived in the Keys! What a dream line up of astro celebs, all star scopes and all star views. And its only the first night! Hope to catch up with CN buddies tomorrow. Cheers!

Edited by stevenwav (02/24/14 05:18 PM)


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rockethead26
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Reged: 10/21/09

Loc: Arizona, USA
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: stevenwav]
      #6393712 - 02/24/14 06:34 AM

Heck of a first night! Enjoy the rest of the week. Cloudy and cold here in Indiana. Say hi to the Southern Cross for me.

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Darren Drake
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Reged: 10/09/02

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: rockethead26]
      #6394111 - 02/24/14 11:33 AM

The best view of Jupiter last night was had by john pratte
25 inch f 4. Most agreed it was the best view ever seen in their life

Edited by Darren Drake (02/24/14 11:35 AM)


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Bigstar
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Reged: 03/08/11

Loc: Naperville, IL
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #6394779 - 02/24/14 06:44 PM

Darren
Don't hurry back to IL. More cold and snow. Sounds like a great time.

Ron


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JimMo
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Reged: 01/08/07

Loc: Under the SE Michigan lightdom...
Re: Winter Star Party 2014 new [Re: Bigstar]
      #6398176 - 02/26/14 11:56 AM

Wow, four good nights in a row. Last night wasn't as good as Sunday and Monday and Saturday I observed with my binos at Anne's Beach until the line up to get in.

Tonight is supposed to be good until midnight with a front moving through. I'm probably leaving tomorrow as I have to leave on Friday anyway and might as well get a jump on it if it's finally going to be cloudy.

Great trip so far, I've seen a lot of CN folks. I've been observing next to the Raleigh astronomy club members and have had a lot of fun. Great group of guys.

The Florida Keys are one of my favorite places and having a star party there in February is great. I don't want to return for the remainder of Winter up north and wish I could just stay here.


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