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���:�� The StarParty
Things to Bring
StarParty Updates
Current Conditions
Coming Events
Links
About this Site
Bubble Nebula
NGC 7635 --
photo by
NASA

The StarParty

Once a month, on the weekend closest to the new moon, the Crossroads Astronomy Club and other interested stargazers are invited to K.B. and Janet Hallmark's Loblolly Ranch for a starparty.

Club members enjoy bringing telescopes and sharing glimpses of the wonders of the sky.

Moon detail -- K.B. & Janet Hallmark

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Things to Bring

Yourself and a love of the night sky

Optional

Friends & family who also love the night sky, mosquito repellant, long-sleeved shirt or light jacket, lawn chair, binoculars or scope if you have them, red-lensed flashlight (red paper, cloth, cellophane or even a red balloon over a regular flashlight will work and save our night-vision).

Orion Nebula -- K.B. & Janet Hallmark

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StarParty Updates

Plan your stargazing with Mark Casazza's Tonight's Sky. Enter the latitude and longitude of your observing location, then filter the types of celestial objects you are interested in viewing, and specify the minimum magnitude you'll be able to see. If you are observing at Loblolly Ranch, enter 28.9 degrees latitude and -97.9 degrees longitude. The largest scopes usually used at Loblolly are "Big Red," a 13.1 inch Dobsonian, and the "Water Heater," a 16 inch Dob. Either will provide views down to 10.5 magnitude.

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Current Conditions

Moon Phase
Current Lunar Phase
Provided by U.S. Naval Observatory
Solar Activity
Click Status Box for real time data.
Solar X-rays:

Geomagnetic Field:
Status
Status
 
From n3kl.org


Photo by NASA SOHO
   
Sunclock by Gheos.net

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Coming Events

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Links


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About this Site

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