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The CAS 2019 StarFest Takes Place on August 24th

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 02:53 PM

The ChestMont Astronomical Society's 2019 StarFest will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 24th at Hopewell Furnace. The free event features speakers, prizes, and observing with telescopes.  The address is 2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson, PA 19520.

 

https://www.nps.gov/...DE60CCBAADDC895

 

https://www.chesmontastro.org/



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Posted 25 July 2019 - 01:13 AM

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 09:50 AM

Dr. James Aguirre will be one of the speakers at the ChesMont Astronomical Society's StarFest 2019 this coming Saturday at the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.

 

https://www.chesmont...rfest-homepage/



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:14 AM

https://www.physics....XsP1EY-zZFglwoE



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Posted 22 August 2019 - 04:44 PM

There's more on his research at https://www.sas.upenn.edu/~jaguirre/



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Posted 23 August 2019 - 02:08 PM

Some local publicity on the event...

https://www.chesmont.../cv0/ab36/pt234

 

https://www.townlive...-the-night-sky/

 

https://www.bctv.org...ekL-y5MCB3Qhw5Y



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 11:09 AM

The forecast looks good for tonight's StarFest 2019.

https://www.accuweat...2215398?hour=20



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Posted 25 August 2019 - 12:46 PM

There was a very good turnout for this year's StarFest.  It was a bit dewy but the clouds held off until the very end of the observing portion of the event. 

 

I was in the 10 Object Row and the target for my 10" Sky-Watcher Collapsible Dob was the rich open cluster M11 in Scutum.  M13 was the first of the 10 objects (the SCT to the left of my Dob in the first photo) and Albireo was the third (the refractor to the left in the second). The other objects were M57, NGC 6503, M27, M22, Saturn, M17, and NGC 6992, the eastern section of the Veil nebula. 

 

I only heard portions of the talks this year but what I did hear was quite interesting.

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 02:23 PM

StarFest 2019 (continued)

 

 

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 02:49 PM

StarFest 2019 (continued)

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 02:53 PM

StarFest 2019 (continued)

 

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 03:05 PM

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 03:09 PM

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 03:13 PM

StarFest 2019 (continued)

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 03:30 PM

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 04:10 PM

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 03:17 PM

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 03:30 PM

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 03:48 PM

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 03:51 PM

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 05:01 AM

Where fred? Got him on ChesMont forum.


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 02:13 PM

I spoke to Fred briefly early on but didn't take a picture of him.



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Posted 28 August 2019 - 01:44 PM

Additional photos can be seen at https://www.chesmont...ppa-container-2



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Posted 28 August 2019 - 01:53 PM

M57 was the most favorite celestial object in the Battle of the 10 Object Row (post #12).  A  total of 32 telescopes were present, along with two live-view imaging rigs.




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