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Hello from Utah!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduce Yourself' started by Dark Site, May 10, 2018.

Hello from Utah!

Started by Dark Site on May 10, 2018 at 7:39 AM

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  1. Dark Site

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    Been a member of a couple of other forums for some time now. This is a very nice site! I figure I had better say "Hello!" and quit lurking :).
    Astronomy has been a passion of mine since the bug bit me when I was 11 y/o. We moved to Utah a couple of years ago to be near the grandboys and it seems to be a great place for dark skies...I just need to get out there and find a favorite spot! I've been to Antelope Island where the Ogden Astronomical Society holds it's monthly star party. Well organized and attended! I haven't joined their club yet, but I plan to soon.
    Thanks for having me!
    Steve
     
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  2. Dave In Vermont

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    Greetings and welcome, Steve! It's great to have you!

    Hope to seeing you about. As this is a relatively new site - you're not just a 'member,' you're also a builder, designer, and a lasting influence.

    Enjoy!

    Dave
     
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    Hello and welcome Steve :)
     
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  4. Dark Site

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    Thank you, Dave!
     
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    Hi Gabby, and thanks! Good to see you here!
     
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    I am everywhere, a bit like mold at times :D
    I still love that avatar :)
     
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    hello @Dark Site welcome!

    I am not part of any club and reporting any adhesion all the time. :D

    Finding a favorite spot is always a challenge (but always fun too), during my last count, I had 11 different spots to various place.

    And they are selected with different factors. My favorite one is far away, but I have a few closer.. Having many spots is like being rich.

    For instance all the spots are not good for planets, some are surrounded by trees and good only for zenith observation, others are far away for DSO but not really necessary for planetary/moon observation. I have places where it's sure I won't see any people and places when I know people can see me with binoculars.

    I pick the right one depending of my mood and time.
     
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    Thanks for the welcome!
    When I do get around to joining the club, I'll pick a few brains to see where the best dark sites are :) The west side of Antelope Island(in the Great Salt Lake) is fairly dark and is very close, just a 15 min drive for me. Bug spray is a must!
     
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    ahhee yes the bugs ); they are out now.. Ill need the spray this week end for sure.
     
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    Welcome, Steve. We're always glad to have new members. Don't be shy about sharing your astronomy tales and other cool adventures! Cute dog :)

    Reggie
     
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    Thanks Reggie! Oh, and Emma thanks you too. :)
     

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