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#1 Nicole Sharp

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 09:55 AM

I am setting up the telescopes at Jay Peak Resort. Parking lot is only half full. No traffic on the way up. Lot is clear of snow. Not too cold. They have restrooms and an indoor food court vailable.

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 10:52 AM

As far as I can tell without setting up the GOTO, Jay Peak will not be in the field of view for 55 mm or more focal length with APS-C.

Being on top of the mountain should give a seeing advantage with the higher elevation.

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Posted 16 April 2024 - 07:06 PM

Photos from Jay Peak are finally online.

 

https://www.flickr.c...77720316238060/

 

Jay Peak is actually the highest point in the State of Vermont, with an elevation of 1209 meters or 3968 feet, only 4 miles from Quebec, Canada.  This may actually have been the highest accessible point in the Path of Totality with clear or mostly clear skies.  Jay Peak Resort receives on average more snowfall each year than any other ski resort in Eastern North America (including Canada), so no one really could have predicted it as being the closest location to Maryland with clear or mostly clear skies for April 8.  The long-range statistical forecast published by the American Astronomical Association predicted the greatest chances of clear skies to be in Texas and the greatest chances of cloudy skies to be in New England so I never expected to end up in Vermont.

 

I would love to be able to reconnect with some of the people I met at Jay Peak for totality.  If anyone else has photos from the area around Plattsburgh (New York) to Newport (Vermont), I would like to compare to see how much the high elevation at Jay Peak made a difference in seeing conditions, if any.


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