TEXAS STAR PARTY 2009!!!
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(Page Created: 3 June 2009)
Each successive Texas Star Party seems to come and go faster and faster. This year's TSP was held April 19 to 26. Once again, Craig Colbert beat me to the front gate even though I arrived six hours earlier than I have ever previously managed. Rather than sleep at the gate, we finagled our way onto the ranch, and spent a cold, windy, clear night observing with my ETX-90. This year, TSP graced us with four straight clear nights, and five clear nights out of seven. I tried to put the time to good use, and captured some images and completed John Waggoner's Telescope Observing Club (5x5) and the Binocular List..... from HELL!!!.
The guys fom Celestron (yes, that Celestron) brought a couple of new scopes to TSP.
Six weeks later, I'm writing this page, looking back in retrospect, and wondering how my ninth TSP went by so fast and how I'm going to pass the next eleven months until the next one. I suppose that the best answer to that question is to get busy processing images.
2009 Texas Star Party Images
March 17, 2011: The reprocessed Trifid.
(Click on the thumbnail to view the full-size original image.)
All astronomical images were acquired with an SBIG ST-8E camera with AO-7, SBIG CFW-10 with Custom Scientific LRGBHa filters (for tricolor images), Celestron C-11 Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system, and Losmandy Gemini G-11 GEM. Images processed with MaxIm DL™ v. 4.
Some images of the beautiful Davis Mountains region taken with my cellphone on the road to TSP.
|Southbound on Texas St. Rte. 17 |
nearing the Texas Mountain Trail
|Into the Davis Mountains|
|Yes, it's that clear||Kids, don't try this at night|
|Craig Colbert aka Shady Tree||Keith Venables and Marvin|
|My TSP Observatory|
Clear, Dark and Steady Skies!
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