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#1 audioaficionado

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 08:49 PM

GSSP is held at Frosty Acres Ranch near Adin in North Eastern California. Saturday, June 29 through Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 (4 nights)

 

http://goldenstatestarparty.org/

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 08:55 PM

It’ll be good once registration is live.



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 09:01 PM

Should be any day now.



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Posted 21 January 2019 - 02:43 PM

It’s now live. Already registered. See you there. 



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Posted 26 January 2019 - 02:01 AM

Golden State Star Party is one of our favorite star parties. My wife definitely prefers it to the harsher environment of Oregon Star Party although she recently said she misses OSP for the events and amenities that GSSP lacks. We've been to GSSP eight times in the past nine years and plan to go this year.



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Posted 26 January 2019 - 10:12 AM

Golden State Star Party is one of our favorite star parties. My wife definitely prefers it to the harsher environment of Oregon Star Party although she recently said she misses OSP for the events and amenities that GSSP lacks. We've been to GSSP eight times in the past nine years and plan to go this year.

I'm not sure that I agree about the harshness.  Some of the recent GSSPs have been so hot, that it seems quite a bit more harsh than OSP.

 

But yeah, GSSP is a great star party.


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 02:10 PM

We are due for a less hot GSSP this year. Hope for clear skies and moderate days.



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Posted 26 January 2019 - 07:46 PM

Yes Wade, the hot weather the last two years at GSSP qualifies as "harsh". My wife was referring more to the physical terrain at OSP being harsh. We're also going for a cooler GSSP this year.

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 08:29 PM

Rain or heat lol. That's what it often comes to depending on the time of year and weather patterns. I'll take the heat as long as the skies don't stay roiled up too long into the night. Kinda hard to hide under a tarp hoping for good sucker holes.



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Posted 26 January 2019 - 09:24 PM

Being earlier in the summer than last year may help in avoiding the new normal smokey season we’ve experienced here in No. Cal. 



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Posted 27 January 2019 - 09:00 PM

Also more likely to have afternoon and evening T storms.



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Posted 27 January 2019 - 09:16 PM

Has anyone registered yet? Attempting to register for myself and 2 others, but I am hung on the payment page.



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Posted 27 January 2019 - 09:22 PM

It was working fine when I registered on the 21st. 



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 01:55 AM

Registered!



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 06:26 PM

Hoping to make it to GSSP this year.  I was at all the Shingletown and Lassen parties with the old TAC gang for years, it will be great to see everyone again.  Soon as I can guarantee the time off work, I'll register :)



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Posted 08 March 2019 - 05:02 PM

Registered, it's about that time.     Squaw and Mammoth lakes will still have the chair lifts running during that timeframecrutch.gif



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 09:38 PM

Registered, I will be bringing out my old classic Unitron 128 and Unitron 142. Also going to bring my new to me TS-50 and show what 2 inches of aperture can do in premiere conditions!cool.gif So swing by my spot for a good old peek through .965 eyepieces!



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Posted 31 March 2019 - 11:40 AM

Last year, I was only able to attend for a day/evening.  There were a lot of impressive people and equipment.  This year, I will be attending all three days.

 

I look forward to meeting other CN members there!



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Posted 14 April 2019 - 10:15 PM

Last year, I was only able to attend for a day/evening.  There were a lot of impressive people and equipment.  This year, I will be attending all three days.

 

I look forward to meeting other CN members there!

Just so there's no confusion, the star party last 4 official nights -- Saturday night (June 29) through Tuesday night (July 2), ending on Wednesday morning (Jul 3). 


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:08 PM

Could we kindly request newcomers to unlock their car doors with the actual key in the door of vehicle,  rather than using the remote and actuating the headlights of their vehicle - spoiling the night vision of the attendees.

 

If one is unable to disable their headlights and interior lights can you pull the battery terminals , for all of us?

 

This headlight remote issue occurred constantly on Ort Cloud last year. That got old fast.

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 07:10 PM

Just so there's no confusion, the star party last 4 official nights -- Saturday night (June 29) through Tuesday night (July 2), ending on Wednesday morning (Jul 3). 

Still hoping to make it, trying to arrange work issues...

 

And hi, Steve :)



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 09:38 PM

Hi all, I'm new to the hobby/obsession but the GSSP is almost in my back yard, so I've registered, and I'll be attending for the first time. I'm already made arrangements to stay out in the Oort cloud with members of the Shasta Astronomy Club. I'm planning on having my granddaughter with me, so look for the old fart with the 9 year old blonde. I'm sure she'll be running all over the place.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 06:46 PM

I usually stay near or in the Ort cloud area or the Uranus row. Last year we brought a 20 foot Arctic Fox travel trailer and stayed in the Venus row near the entrance. I have been to all the GSSP since 2008 and have never seen so many problems of vehicles flashing lights, returning after dark with headlights on and others with crazy bright red outdoor lighting. This year I will find a quiet spot near the edge of the Ort cloud this year and keep my trailer between my scope and the crowd.

 

I put aluminum bubblewrap insulation over all my windows and have installed interior red lights in my trailer. The window covering keeps my light in at night and lets me sleep in the next morning after sunrise. I stay out of the cab of my truck after dark and have a disable red light installed under the Leer cap over my truck bed. People need to leave their key fob in their sleeping area and out of their pockets. Sometimes the buttons get pressed on the fob and then comes the light show.

 

Hope we have great clear but not too hot weather and people take more care to keep the darkness, dark.  

 

I always have a great time so looking forward to another one.


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 06:53 PM

big problem with ort cloud with the harvesters last year.  Had them on 3 sides one night and until late /earlyfrown.gif

 

This year going to jam myself in the middle of the dobs, and hope the surrounding vehicles and tents block the lighting.  Willing to give up horizons for this...



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Posted 30 May 2019 - 04:54 PM

Any updates as we approach the beginning of June?


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