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Dark skies at last

2 Sep 2007, 18:17 UTC
Dark skies at last
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For the first time since I have owned my scope I was able to treat it to some actual dark skies and meet with a fellow blogger/amateur astronomer for a night of stargazing.About a week ago I was invited to a NHAS skywatch by Marc from the Tamworth Observatory in northern NewHampshire where I met with Michael from MountWashington Valley Astronomy.Being fashionably unprepared,I managed to forget to bring my dewshield for the scope,warm clothing and some munchies.Regardless,the night was simply amazing inwhich I was in a stardaze for most of the night.So much in awe as a matter of fact that I didn’t even notice that the temps had dropped into the mid 40’sF and here I was dressed in only shorts and a short sleeve shirt.I of course didn’t realize that I was cold until I was half way home from the observing session. While at the skywatch I met Michaels girlfriend Rhonda who was a lot of fun to talk with.I also met with other very friendly knowledgeable people that were more than willing to share their insights as well as their equipment.One of the highpoints of the night was when a man in his 99th year of ...

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