Welcome to OSP VI - June 9th through the 15th, 2010.

OSP VI is now over, but that was another awesome week of observing! We'll have to do it again next year...



The new addition this year is a shower building....



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Hot and cold running water, and no wind.



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Let the sun shine in.



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Let the sun shine in, or lights on!



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Arrival!



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Awesome first night!



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Gene relaxing after an all-nighter.



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Barbecued Chicken.



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Tom and Jenn arrived the next day on their way back from the Grand Canyon Star Party.



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Tom had a fish-eye lens for some pretty wide-field photos.



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Tom also had a H-Alpha scope. Not much detail that day as we hadn't started towards the next Solar Max yet.



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Tom and Jenn's scope on the observing field.



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As night was approaching the 36" was uncovered and prepped.



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Early Evening.



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A picture of the guys; left to right, Gene, Tom, and Steven.



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Tom took some photo's of the night sky with observers on the ladder. This one is of Jenn.



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Tom also brought a tracking platform and a refractor for those wide-field images of Comet McNaught.



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Lori brought the dogs up with her when she arrived. Left to right; Sagan, Steven, and Kuiper.



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One more of the puppies.



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It was on the warm side that day but we still had a game of horse shoes.



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All of us were reasonbly good, all the shoes were in the pit.



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Photo Op!



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Friday night was our 'Beer Night' as clouds and rain were in the area.



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Normally Saturday night would have been steak night with the shot of whiskey, but..., we did a two-fer with the weather the way it was.



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Every year the bottle gets a new mark with a date. There's one anomolous line with "Mother-in-Law, when I had taken the bottle home one year....



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Steaks a grillin'.



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Ribeyes!



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...and fries.



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Lori was behind the scenes making all the rest of the dinner.



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Dig In!!!



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I was able to get some decent shots of the storms. I'm really glad the rain missed us.



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And one shot of the storms and the observing area.



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Every year attendee's carve their initials and/or date into the North Starr Bar table. Here Tom's helping by holding the chisle while Jenn pounds, apparently on top of Tom's thumb....



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Jenn starts the carving.



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Here's the table with everyone's new marks.



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While Tom, Jenn, and Lori had to leave after the weekend, Don made it for a brat's dinner of the last night.



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Don's relaxing after much driving.



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We were looking at yet another clear night of observing so Don's pouring over the charts..



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Don had a DSLR camera so he snapped a picture of me on the scope with the Moon.



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Here's a picture Tom took of the scope and the Summer Milkyway. Beautiful skies, good friends, awesome time!



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