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#1 Steph

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 01:07 PM

Time to start Part 4 of the Pacific Northwest Mt. St. Helens EternaThread NeverEnding star party gabfest etc. etc. etc.! :) Part 3 was getting kinda big so as per our mandate from On High, we start a new one when the current/last one gets around 1400-1500 posts.

The Part 3 Mt. St. Helen's Eterna-Thread can be found right here, locked but still available to read and copy pics if you wish.

So have at it, you PNWers (and friends)! And a happy 2009 to y'all. :jump:
 

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 02:16 PM

Let's start this off with discussion of dates for this years event(s). I move we hold a May new moon (05-23/24-09) event in Goldendale, an event sometime TBD at Palouse Falls and the official 2009 Mt. St. Helens Star Party held during the new moon in September (09-19/20-09).

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 02:58 PM

I second the motion. Even though we would have a ninety-percent better chance of having clear skies on a full moon.
 

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 03:24 PM

I only have one problem with this: so far 100% of discussion on this thread (including this post) is specifically star party-related and on-topic. I'm simply afraid this may give people the wrong impression. :thinking:

Having said all that, and having checked with SweetAnne about the May G/dale thing, I say Yeah, Baby! :grin:

Did I miss a date proposal for Palouse? If not, how about New Moon in April, which would be the weekend of the 25th?

(And Happy New Year to you too, Steph. Who's the new kitty?)
 

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 08:01 PM

I like it Mike - April 25th could work for me. The G'dale and MSH dates look good too.
 

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 10:35 PM

I second the motion. Even though we would have a ninety-percent better chance of having clear skies on a full moon.

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I think your on to something Steve.... :grin:
 

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 10:42 PM

I'm simply afraid this may give people the wrong impression.


Have I been under the wrong impression, that everything we say is the wrong impression?
 

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 10:47 PM

I move we hold a May new moon (05-23/24-09) event in Goldendale,


The last week of May is our anniversary trip this year.
 

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 10:48 PM

I'm simply afraid this may give people the wrong impression.


Have I been under the wrong impression, that everything we say is the wrong impression?


Probably not... :smirk:
 

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 10:50 PM

I move we hold a May new moon (05-23/24-09) event in Goldendale,


The last week of May is our anniversary trip this year.


And I don't know if it makes any difference to the planning, but May 25 is Memorial Day, so 23-24 would be Memorial Day weekend....
 

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 10:58 PM

I'm getting very tired of the lack of pigment in my CSC. :ohgeeze:
 

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 10:59 PM

Is it still all flooded up there, and actively snowing/raining? Or just cloudy?
 

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 11:14 PM

Or just cloudy?



:ohgeeze: :cloudy:
 

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 11:15 PM

Anybody ever done any observing at "Crows Butte"? About 30 to 40 miles south of Kennewick on Highway 14?? Right on the Columbia River, I think its a little campground??
 

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 11:53 PM

Well I tend not to travel on Memorial day weekend, too many crazies. Maybe it could be moved up or back a week?

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 12:02 AM

Is it still all flooded up there, and actively snowing/raining? Or just cloudy?


Steph - you can probably tell the weather in the Pacific Northwettest without the news or CSC - you can just gage by the frequency and quantity of posts in the MSHSP thread.

Happy New Year BTW!!! :thewave:
 

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 12:17 AM

Well I tend not to travel on Memorial day weekend, too many crazies. Maybe it could be moved up or back a week?

Brad



I hadn't realized it was Memorial weekend. The weekend before is alright with me. Let's see what the others think and if Mike can do it that weekend.
 

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 10:31 AM

Good point about Memorial Day. Either the week before or the week after.
 

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 11:17 AM

Once again, Texas saves the day... :whee:
 

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 12:46 PM

Once again, Texas saves the day... :whee:


We're so thankful too......

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 01:13 PM

Anybody ever done any observing at "Crows Butte"? About 30 to 40 miles south of Kennewick on Highway 14?? Right on the Columbia River, I think its a little campground??


No, I haven't. What's is like?

Well I tend not to travel on Memorial day weekend, too many crazies. Maybe it could be moved up or back a week?


Same here. Whatever happened to Memorial Day dependably occuring on 5/31? Even so, I'd be willing to go the weekend of the 24th. I'd probably try to get off a day ahead of time, so really I'd only have to deal with the Sunday returning lemmings.

I can look at the moon from downtown, but not deep sky. The week before -- Sat. 5/16 -- the quarter moon rises at 0151. The week after -- Sat 5/30 -- The quarter moon sets at 0120. I believe those are standard times, not daylight. On Sunday, 5/24 (intermediate between the two) civil twilight ends at 9:15 daylight time, so that would leave about five hours until moonrise or before moon set. What are your preferences?
 

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 01:26 PM

...The week before -- Sat. 5/16 -- the quarter moon rises at 0151.


That gives us until almost 2:00 a.m. to view. That works better for me then starting viewing 1:20 a.m.
 

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 01:29 PM

I think my CSC is broken. It's looked like this for the past 3 days. :ranting:

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 01:34 PM

...The week before -- Sat. 5/16 -- the quarter moon rises at 0151.


That gives us until almost 2:00 a.m. to view. That works better for me then starting viewing 1:20 a.m.


Excellent suggestion Tom :waytogo:

Hey, if I'm still up at 1:30 or 2:00 (doubtful), a quarter moon is not bad to view either.

Looking outside right now, I'd say your CSC is not broken, unfortunately. :bawling:
 

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 01:57 PM

I think my CSC is broken. It's looked like this for the past 3 days. :ranting:


Man that's sad....... :bawling: When it clouds over it does.

I did get several peek holes yesterday and even this morning.

Its foggy now.

Rob
 


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