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    Default Texas Star Party roll-call!



    Any AF.NET members attending TSP this year?

    I'll be there Thursday and Friday night, probably on the lower field, as I don't have on-site accommodations.

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    Default Re: Texas Star Party roll-call!

    I plan to be there Sunday through Sunday, in the Center field next to the Happy Trail Bunkhouse where I'm staying.
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    Default Re: Texas Star Party roll-call!

    Quote Originally Posted by cardogab7341 View Post
    I plan to be there Sunday through Sunday, in the Center field next to the Happy Trail Bunkhouse where I'm staying.
    Will you be imaging? Observing? Both? That's quite a rig you've got in your avatar.

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    Default Re: Texas Star Party roll-call!

    Yes, I plan to image, at least 1 object per night and while that's happening I'll do a binocular observing program and socialize with the Big Dob owners. I'm also taking my bicycle to do the Mt. Locke climb to Mcdonald Observatory at least once during the week.
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    I'm planning to bring my Portaball 12.5" and my 6SE+StarSense. I figure that in a pinch, I'll be able to use the 6SE to locate faint/difficult-to-find objects using StarSense, and use that as a guide for where to point the Portaball.

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    Default Re: Texas Star Party roll-call!

    Great! I'll be looking for you, Big Dob Owner!
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    Default Re: Texas Star Party roll-call!

    I've been watching the forecast at Weather Underground and it looks like at least the first few days of the event are forecast to be (partly) cloudy. Hopefully the forecast is in error! https://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin...rt+davis%2C+tx

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    Usually (Hopefully!), partly cloudy applies to daytime, during the night the clouds and wind go away.
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    Default Re: Texas Star Party roll-call!

    Still probably too early for this forecast to be accurate, but I'm crossing my fingers that you're right!

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    Default Re: Texas Star Party roll-call!

    Hey guys- sorry to interject here, but I am a newbie and wondering, what is the Texas Star Party? I live in Austin, TX- is it something that a beginner can attend and meet some people an learn? Is it relatively close to Austin? Thanks guys

 

 
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