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 TAS Annual Picnic

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Atoka 01

T.A.S. Dark Sky Site.

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Ariel view of the T.A.S.  Dark Sky Site near Atoka, OK.  View is facing North.

 

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Atoka 02

T.A.S. Dark Sky Site.  2005 Annual Picnic.

10/29/05

Members setting up on the concrete pads at the Dark Sky Site. Electricity is available for each pad.

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Atoka 03

T.A.S. Dark Sky Site.  2005 Annual Picnic.

10/29/05

The Darrel Rivard Learning Center and Al Bowen Observatory. The Observatory houses a Meade 16" telescope which is available to the membership.

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Atoka 04

T.A.S. Dark Sky Site.  2005 Annual Picnic.

10/29/05

The Picnic area adjacent to the Observatory.

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Atoka 05

T.A.S. Dark Sky Site.  2005 Annual Picnic.

10/29/05

Members setting up on the concrete pads at the Dark Sky Site.

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Atoka 06

T.A.S. Dark Sky Site.  2005 Annual Picnic.

10/29/05

Image of 2 large Dobsonian telescopes, manufactured by Obsession Telescopes.  I believe these are the 20" -25" variety.

 

 

 

TAS Messier Marathon

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Atoka 07

T.A.S. Dark Sky Site.  2006 Messier Marathon.

03/25/06

Image of my equipment setup. I've added a few things since then including a larger fold-up camp table, and dew shield for the front of the scope.

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Atoka 08

T.A.S. Dark Sky Site.  2006 Messier Marathon.

03/25/06

One area of the site with members scopes set up. Note the large Dob in the middle.

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Atoka 09

T.A.S. Dark Sky Site.  2006 Messier Marathon.

03/25/06

2 rows of scopes set up. My scope is on the left-middle covered with a silver shroud to protect it. The Van is adjacent.

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Atoka 10

T.A.S. Dark Sky Site.  2006 Messier Marathon.

03/25/06

Sherry Upton and her Meade 16" Meade Telescope.  Same size scope as the club has in the Observatory.  She made us all look like bad!

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Atoka 11

T.A.S. Dark Sky Site.  2006 Messier Marathon.

03/25/06

Sherry  and Dan Upton's scopes.  Her Meade 16" Meade Telescope and his 20" Obsession Dobsonian. I got to do some viewing through both, and it was a real impressive experience.

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Atoka 12

T.A.S. Dark Sky Site.  2006 Messier Marathon.

03/25/06

Joe Mungo's custom built Dobsonian.   3 years in the making.

 

 

 

McDonald Observatory Ft. Davis, TX

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McDonald 01

Trip to McDonald Observatory

11/27/04 - 11/28/04

The Old Texas Inn.  Beautiful downtown Ft. Davis.  There's a great authentic soda fountain on the first floor.

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McDonald 02

Trip to McDonald Observatory

11/27/04 - 11/28/04

Atop Mount Locke.  Looking back towards Ft. Davis (about 17 miles).

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McDonald 03

Trip to McDonald Observatory

11/27/04 - 11/28/04

Security?   A Javelina along the road up to the domes.

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McDonald 04

Trip to McDonald Observatory

11/27/04 - 11/28/04

McDonald Observatory Visitors Center.   The two large domes in the background house the 2.7-meter (107-inch) Harlan J. Smith Telescope (left) and the 2.1-meter (82-inch) Otto Struve Telescope (right).

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McDonald 05

Trip to McDonald Observatory

11/27/04 - 11/28/04

The Rebecca Gale Telescope Park at the rear of the Visitors Center.

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McDonald 06

Trip to McDonald Observatory

11/27/04 - 11/28/04

The Harlan J. Smith 107-inch Telescope.

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McDonald 07

Trip to McDonald Observatory

11/27/04 - 11/28/04

The Otto Struve 82-inch Telescope.

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McDonald 08

Trip to McDonald Observatory

11/27/04 - 11/28/04

The Hobby-Eberly Telescope HET is one of the world's largest optical telescopes, with an effective aperture of 9.2 meters and a 78 square meter, hexagonal mirror array made from 91 segments.  The HET was built for $13.5 million, approximately 15-20% of the cost of other 9 meter class telescopes.

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McDonald 09

Trip to McDonald Observatory

11/27/04 - 11/28/04

The Hobby-Eberly dome.

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McDonald 10

Trip to McDonald Observatory

11/27/04 - 11/28/04

The Hobby-Eberly dome.

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McDonald 11

Trip to McDonald Observatory

11/27/04 - 11/28/04

The Harlan J. Smith dome.

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McDonald 12

Trip to McDonald Observatory

11/27/04 - 11/28/04

The Otto Struve dome.

 

 

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