Re: [delmarvastargazers] Re: Guess who's baaaaack!?
- Where is the Cherry Springs in question?
Is it easy to reach for a delmarvan?On 6/29/06, Paul Gray <perserid@...> wrote:
Sigh i only wish i coudl be there. I miss all the star parties down
You are going to love the 21mm Stratus. I bought a 5mm a year ago for
to go with my 12.5" dob and dam its nice! Gives me 317X and a great
view. (Doug, rember how the Danka's 10xl preformed? thats the way the
5 is at twicethe power)
Anyway glad to hear you gototseea truly dark sky. It is amazingseeign
how much detail theris in the miklyway under such dark skies. I am
lucky that my backyard sports skies like that most nights but it makes
the commute to work worth it.
The dark lanes in the M20 are one of Barnards dark objects. One ofthe
easist and most striking if you ask me and are trully nice under good
skiesand high power. Look also for simlar dark spots and knots in M8
nxt time you getthe chance. Try withthe OIII filterand they will pop
out at medium to high powers.
Your enthusiam is a breath of fresh air. You remind me of someone else
when I was your age.....keep at it and enjoy it, you will go far and
> Once it was completely dark, I must say 2 words...HOLY COW! . The
> milky was was BRIGHT with a TON of detail. There was a dark lane
> throughout the whole band. There was also a buldge in sagitarious.
> Sagitarious was in a great spot in the sky. Many naked eye objects!
> Like the lagoon, trifid, butterfly cluster, and other objects. With
> the 14" I first turned over to the Lagoon. Looked in the brand new
> 21mm, HOLY CRAP! The nebula was HUGE! A great amount of nebulosity
> right next to a cluster of stars. The ultrablock filter just made me
> drool all over myself. The trifid nebula was absolutely fantastic.
> The X shape in the nebula was very easy. I never relized how big the
> nebula is, hard to pick it up in the sky glow from my home.
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- It's in northern PA, it's a long ride. I'm 10 mins from tuckahoe, it
takes us 6 hours for a good ride with not many stops or getting lost.
Mapquest will turn you around on some roads, it's confusing!
- --- In email@example.com, "Charles Wood Jr.(CJ)"
>A sure way to get there without getting lost is to take Rte. 15 north
> It's in northern PA, it's a long ride. I'm 10 mins from tuckahoe, it
> takes us 6 hours for a good ride with not many stops or getting lost.
> Mapquest will turn you around on some roads, it's confusing!
to Mansfield, PA, and then go west on Rte. 6 Galeton and follow the
signs. It's further, but the roads are MUCH better. We "discovered"
this route the year that two tropical storms came through just before
the star party. We called Gail at Frosty Hollow and she advised this
route as a way of avoiding flooded forest roads. It's further, but
about the same amount of time.
6 hours is also about right from the DC area.
Can hardly wait.