2014 Deep South Regional StarGaze

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Christopher K.
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2014 Deep South Regional StarGaze

Post by Christopher K. » August 26th, 2014, 8:24 pm

I have already registered for this party! It should be fun, especially since it lasts one night longer than usual.

This year's DSGSG runs from the nights of 21 October to 25 October. Even though the link below says the 22nd, Barry told us during the last BRAS meeting that it actually begins the 21st.

More information:
http://www.stargazing.net/dsrsg/

Christopher K.
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Re: 2014 Deep South Regional StarGaze

Post by Christopher K. » October 20th, 2014, 7:27 pm

This should be a nice year; the temperature won't be freezing, and the humidity stays below eighty percent most of every night. Here are the current NOAA forecasts for 11pm each night of the StarGaze...

21 October
sky cover, 16%
precipitation potential, 0%
relative humidity, 74%
temperature, 17˚C
surface wind, NE 3 km/h


22 October
sky cover, 5%
precipitation potential, 0%
relative humidity, 64%
temperature, 15˚C
surface wind, NE 0 km/h


23 October
sky cover, 8%
precipitation potential, 4%
relative humidity, 69%
temperature, 13˚C
surface wind, E 3 km/h


24 October
sky cover, 11%
precipitation potential, 0%
relative humidity, 73%
temperature, 13˚C
surface wind, N 2 km/h


25 October
sky cover, 11%
precipitation potential, 1%
relative humidity, 70%
temperature, 14˚C
surface wind, N 2 km/h


I'm planning on going out two of those five nights.

For more technical information and rules, please look at "3 weeks to the 32nd Annual Deep South Regional StarGaze" thread created by Barry Simon.

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Re: 2014 Deep South Regional StarGaze

Post by Christopher K. » October 23rd, 2014, 11:51 am

I made a quick stop at the DSRSG yesterday. I had forgotten how beautiful it was out at the Feliciana Retreat Center. I arrived at about 5:30pm and stayed until about 9:15pm.

I attempted to view the North America Nebula (NGC 7000) but didn't have enough aperture--I only brought a binoc and an AstroScan. Still, it was fun to see Craig, Briar, Forrest and Barry Simon. I understand I just missed Cathy G., who had left about 4pm.

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Re: 2014 Deep South Regional StarGaze

Post by Christopher K. » July 13th, 2015, 4:42 pm

There was some talk of the DSRGS this coming fall having a slightly different schedule, or even location. I suppose when Barry finds out he'll transmit the information to everyone.

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