STAR PARTIES -
Oregon Star Party (OSP) 2010
This year we parked north of the astroimaging section because last year, 2009, a large RV parked right next to us and it had a noisy generator running most of the day. North of the astroimaging section is rockier and slopes to the north. It worked well because I was imaging high in the sky most of the time and the Honda Pilot back door could be open facing north and the Sun would not shine in the Honda Pilot where I slept most of the day.
My imaging objectives were to test the QSI 583ws at a dark sky site and to use the 532ws-M1 on a median focal length telescope.
I used two cameras at OSP:
Tuesday Night August 10, 2010
Sue and I arrived just before 8:00 pm and a little later rain, lighting and thunder started for most of the evening and most of the night. I did see Venus and a few stars through sucker holes.
Wednesday Night August 11, 2010
Wednesday was my normal OSP pattern. I image all night until dawn. Sometime I would wander around to see other imagers. Calibration images were done during dawn twilight. I would go to sleep in the car at Sun rise and I get up around lunch time to eat. After lunch I would nap during the afternoon to dinner.
I image the Helix because the air was cleaned from the Tuesday night’s rain.
Thursday Night August 12, 2010
Friday Night August 13, 2010
Saturday Night August 14, 2010
Oregon Star Party 2010 Photos and Reports
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