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Logan Valley Star Party (OR); June 21-26

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#1 medderx

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 03:57 AM

Have not seen any mention of it here on CN so figured I would throw it out there. 5th year of this small event, and best of all its free. 

 

Logan Valley resides in Eastern Oregon approximately 23 miles SE from the city of John Day and is at an altitude of 5,100ft. 44°11'12.36"N, 118°37'1.52"W. 

 

Weather conditions have been somewhat bipolar ranging from afternoon thunderstorms to 90F and cloudless. Can be slightly breezy but goes still once the sun sets.

Nights have been everything from overcast to dewy/hazy to crystal clear. When it is cloudy, 33-50% of the time they will clear out around midnight enough for visual if not completely. Have had multiple fantastic nights with 5/5 transparency and seeing down to around 1 arcsec if I recall correctly. 

Bortle 1 and generally darker than any other sites in the greater PNW as far as I am aware.   

 

https://sites.google...valleystarparty

 

 

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Galaxies ranging from Mag 15-19

 

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#2 Starman47

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 08:39 AM

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#3 KidOrion

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Posted 03 June 2022 - 07:23 AM

I really, really, really want to get there one of these years, but this year I had to have my foot surgically reconstructed and it looks like someone ran it through a document shredder. I’m out of action (even locally) until July, if not August.



#4 WadeH237

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 07:12 PM

Well, I think that I am ready for Logan Valley.

 

I have the camper set up with more food than I will need (by far).  I have all of my clothing, red lights, etc. packed.  The cargo trailer is packed with the astro gear, portable grill, etc.

 

The 10 day forecast looks as good as I've ever seen it ahead of LVSP, so I am hoping for some nice nights of observing.

 

I'll hit the road early in the morning, looking forward to seeing everyone there!

 

-Wade


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#5 RedshiftRob

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 09:18 PM

Not heading down until Thursday morning, but I've got everything lined up to get packed..   I've been looking forward to getting back out for a very long time!

 

-S 


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