Paramount Park Star Party

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Open to Public

Type: Star Party

Held on: Aug 25, 2012 (Sat) at 09:00 PM to Aug 25, 2012 (Sat) at 11:00 PM

Sunset Times:

  • Official at 08:01 PM
  • Civil at 08:34 PM
  • Nautical at 09:14 PM
  • Astronomical at 09:57 PM

Location: 47.7402338, -122.3200539

Event Coordinator: Mike Langley

Paramount Park Star Party

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Latitude 47.7402338, Longitude -122.3200539

Notes

The Paramount Park Star Party last Saturday, August 25 was attended by SAS members Dave Cooke, Mike Howell, Bob Mulford and myself. It seems everyone brought Dobs so there was not the usual mix of different scopes but the public was well served anyway. The star party was well attended and there was a good deal of fascination for double stars so I spent much of the evening targeting the more interesting binaries. Open clusters were another area of interest and that seemed to occupy the rest of my evening of star hopping.

Bob Mulford brought an 8" Dob that he made himself and It was the most interesting scope there. The tube is a section of irrigation pipe that Bob made into a work of art by adding a swirl pattern to the entire surface. There are other interesting features but I'll let Bob explain them himself. Maybe he can be coaxed into giving us a talk on the scope's construction at a future SAS meeting.

The public was treated to the usual targets and M31 seemed to be the only galaxy that was of any interest due to the thin cloud cover. At 11:00 we packed up and called it a night. Thanks to Dave, Mike and Bob for another great night under the stars at Paramount Park.

Mike Langley

Summary

Number of Supporters: 4

Number of Attendees: 50

Number of Telescopes: 4

Duration (hours): 3.0

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