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#26 darthwyll

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 03:03 PM

That site doesn't work for me. 



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Posted 04 September 2019 - 08:15 PM

Okie-Tex "whose coming" list



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Posted 04 September 2019 - 08:24 PM

That site doesn't work for me. 

Interesting... I was looking at the first document here http://www.okie-tex....rving_lists.php



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Posted 05 September 2019 - 06:37 AM

It's behind last year's pre-registration but about average for several recent years. Last year's pre-registration was a record at something over 500 but of course with the poor weather about 100 or more who had registered did not make the trip. Also there are always late or on-site registrants so if weather is decent there should be 450 or so Okie-Tex attendees, also keeping in mind that some come for part of the week. Overall the grounds should be adequately filled.



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Posted 05 September 2019 - 10:21 AM

Updated data re pre-registrations at deadline:

 

-- 328 registered, for a total of 430 adults and 22 children.

-- Last year at same date there were 354 registered

-- For 2017, numbers stood at 323 at the same time

 

So 2019 looks like a mirror of 2017, which was still I believe a record high to that time.


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Posted 06 September 2019 - 11:54 AM

Has anyone heard something about another nearby location installed badly designed lights that could impact the site?  Hope its not true but this is from someone who was just near that site very recently...



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Posted 13 September 2019 - 05:08 PM

One week out the forecast for Okie-Tex looks pretty good:

 

https://www.accuweat...-weather/335127

 

We bagged all tee shirts, registration material and other attendee items last night. As of that date there are 323 registrations for about 430 total attendees. 


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 06:38 AM

It's one week from today and I can't wait


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 10:47 PM

I'm packed, ready to roll! 


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 09:36 AM

I am just about ready....everything is packed all except for those pesky "last minute items".

 

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 09:50 AM

Started packing...

Trying to decide if I should drag with most of my AstroPhotography stuff...



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 12:43 AM

See y'all there! Safe travels!


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:58 AM

Weather forecast is looking great.  And after the last couple of years will be a welcome change!!


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:05 AM

Hope you guys have great weather, and hope they have fixed the horrible ruts in the ground, which are a leg breaking hazard in the dark.



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM

The weather forecast is now showing partly cloudy skies for some of the days of the star party. I am from the southeast and have only observed in the southeast. Here partly cloudy means very cloudy with no chance of seeing anything. What does partly cloudy mean for this area of Oklahoma? Is it reasonable to expect clear in one spot but cloudy in others or you wait a bit for clouds to clear from time to time. Overall a productive night?



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM

I live in east Texas and wanted to attend this so bad! Dang work. Next year hopefully will be my first time! Hope for clear skies to you all who are attending and safe travels. :)


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 05:41 AM

Partly cloudy out there can mean spotty tufts that are quite manageable.


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 11:00 AM

The weather forecast is now showing partly cloudy skies for some of the days of the star party. I am from the southeast and have only observed in the southeast. Here partly cloudy means very cloudy with no chance of seeing anything. What does partly cloudy mean for this area of Oklahoma? Is it reasonable to expect clear in one spot but cloudy in others or you wait a bit for clouds to clear from time to time. Overall a productive night?

The national weather service defines "partly cloudy" as the sky being obscured by 3/8 to 5/8 cloud coverage.  That sounds to me to be a pretty good guide to go by.  Ultimately, it's pretty subjective as to what anyone considers partly cloudy to be.

 

I've attended the last fifteen Okie-Tex star parties.  Not counting last year, every one of them have been productive trips for me.


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Posted 21 September 2019 - 12:11 PM

I think wind is going to be an issue this year.  Still I wish I could be there.  Also I'm concerned a about a report of newly installed lights not far from the area...



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Posted 21 September 2019 - 01:16 PM

To those that go: Please report on the effect of these "new lights" I'm hearing about. I can't go this year but am seriously considering next year. I don't want to bother if these lights significantly affect the sky glow. Especially in the southerly direction.



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Posted 23 September 2019 - 02:49 PM

I see no effects of light pollution. The skies are very dark. 


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 04:45 PM

I think wind is going to be an issue this year.  Still I wish I could be there.  Also I'm concerned a about a report of newly installed lights not far from the area...

Neither  have been an issue beautiful clear skies... The winds have turned to gentle breezes at night keeping the mosquitoes at Bay making for comfortable viewing... Temperatures have been awesome in the mid-70s to 80... Slightly cooler at night and dry  no humidity


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Posted 24 September 2019 - 09:06 PM

I haven't seen a bit of light pollution or skyglow except for the Milky Way and the Moon.

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 09:47 AM

About wind:  Friday and Sat night it was steady 25mph and made observing, even in a wind shelter, rather difficult.  Dobs with no windbreak were unusable....  Sun through last night (Tues) the wind has been very benign - not a factor.  

 

It has been clear every night and mostly all night since Friday night.  The late-rising moon has been the limiting factor

 

Tonight?

 

Clear again...with 6-12mph winds.....

 

I'm getting burned out!

 

Poor me........

 

Dave


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 01:59 PM

I had 5 night sessions thus far. 10 objects done with my CCD camera. A nice dark night tonight forecast with moderate seeing. Better than last year's washout.

 

Joe


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