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Old December 13th 04, 12:59 AM
goldtiel
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Hi all,
An informal poll,
For those of you who participate in sidewalk sessions at public places,
who also enjoys also looking at DSO's from dark sites?
Would you be interested in an annual star party, only for astronomers
(amateur and/or professional) and their families, where events in the
afternoons are about sidewalk sessions, and the nights are for DSO's
under a 7.2 LM sky? Location to be detailed later, if there is enough
interest.
Thanks.
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Old December 13th 04, 02:15 AM
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7.2 sky? That's no place near where I live and that means it's way past my
driving range. If I can get my car in good shape, then I just might be able
to get to RTMC this year, but it's a big IF right now.



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Hi all,
An informal poll,
For those of you who participate in sidewalk sessions at public places,
who also enjoys also looking at DSO's from dark sites?
Would you be interested in an annual star party, only for astronomers
(amateur and/or professional) and their families, where events in the
afternoons are about sidewalk sessions, and the nights are for DSO's
under a 7.2 LM sky? Location to be detailed later, if there is enough
interest.
Thanks.



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Old December 13th 04, 04:33 AM
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There are many annual star parties all around the world. Your best bet is
to find one or more in your area and visit them first.
If you want to establish a new one in whatever area you are, just set it up,
announce the location and date and people that are interested will come.
You can get free listings of your event in Sky and telescope and Astronomy
magazines.
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Hi all,
An informal poll,
For those of you who participate in sidewalk sessions at public places,
who also enjoys also looking at DSO's from dark sites?
Would you be interested in an annual star party, only for astronomers
(amateur and/or professional) and their families, where events in the
afternoons are about sidewalk sessions, and the nights are for DSO's
under a 7.2 LM sky? Location to be detailed later, if there is enough
interest.
Thanks.



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Old December 13th 04, 05:29 PM
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On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 19:59:03 -0500, goldtiel
wrote:

and the nights are for DSO's
under a 7.2 LM sky? Location to be detailed later, if there is enough
interest.
Thanks.


You mean in Africa? Not here in the US.
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Old December 14th 04, 09:43 AM
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Don't talk to me about the Milky Way! A chap can't get properly dark
adapted with that damn thing blazing down all night! There's no escape
either since it covers half the sky in a blinding arc! It's a real
headache hiding from it unless you have a proper dome to partially
shield your eyes! Even a black eye patch doesn't help when the light
floods in through the slit. I thought I'd try a black cloth shutter
with a single hole to poke the refractor dewshield out. But you still
have to see where the damn scope is pointing and you certainly wouldn't
want it pointing straight at the Milky Way by accident! I'm going to
have another look at improving the baffling and perhaps flock the
inside of te OTA. The damned Milky Way is flooding my 6" with stray
light! I might even have to try one of Rich A's filters. Used full
aperture!

Chris.B

 




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