[AZ-Observing] Re: Omega Centauri

  • From: Stan Gorodenski <stanlep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 09:00:06 -0700

AJ,
I can also see OC from my place in Dewey. However, it has been a number 
of years and maybe in the meantime the increased light pollution from 
_your_   :-)   Phoenix has blotted it out.
Stan

AJ Crayon wrote:

>Don, best place to see Omega Centauri is anywhere south of Phoenix and 
>avoiding the glow of Tucson.  While it has been many decades since I've been 
>to Vekol Rd that should be a reasonable place.  Another is the Antenna site 
>well west of Phoenix.  Not sure about other sites east of the Valley, 
>perhaps Griffith (spelling?) Ranch but I've never been there.
>
>My best view was from a site very near the Multiple Mirror Telescope, in 
>1984, and after the lights of Nogales were turned off.  Although it was only 
>12° above the horizon it more than filled the eye piece field of view.  A 
>truly memorable observation that hasn't been duplicated.
>
>Good luck on your quest and let us know your results.
>
>AJ Crayon
>Phoenix, AZ
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Don Hinchliffe" <don.hinchliffe@xxxxxxxxx>
>To: <AZ-Observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 12:14 AM
>Subject: [AZ-Observing] Omega Centauri
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>I would love to see Omega Centauri at the next new moon.  Where is the best
>location near Phoenix to see this best of breed?
>Thanks,
>Don Hinchliffe
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