[AZ-Observing] Re: Occultation attempted at Badger Springs Road

  • From: "Richard Harshaw" <rharshaw2@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 09:33:21 -0700

Hmm. If you've tried the area and found it wanting, I doubt if the geology
and air currents have changed much in a few  years. The site is only a few
miles closer than the Cherry Road site, which is a pretty good site to use
(Monsoons permitting).


Richard Harshaw
Cave Creek, AZ


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> Close-in site for N Phx?  Hmmm, sounds like it might be worth checking out
> some night, Jack.

I would be in interested in your assessment of the sky quality because I
would not think it would be a good observing spot. Yes, it is further away
from the Phx light, but the site is set down in hills, not on top a hill
or wide flat terrain. There should be more turbulance as cold air drains
down into Badger Wash and the Agua Fria. I also used to observe in a wide
open area 6 miles up from Badger Springs road off Bloody Basin road. Like
clockwork, around 10pm the skies would become turbulent. So, I would be
interested in the expert opionion of your's and Jack's as to the
astronomical sky observing quality of the site.

Off to a new year. I think this one will be better than the last, not
counting the housing crisis and the deteriorating economy, and I
definitely have a positive attitude.
Stan



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> Richard Harshaw
> Cave Creek, AZ
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