[AZ-Observing] Re: Sentinel this weekend

  • From: jack.jones@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 09:09:21 -0700

Yeah its about time lets do it. weve been trying for a couple months now.
Several misfires and ended up at Flat Iron. Be good to be at a site where
you have to use a light to see your star charts. Sentinel makes an 80mm into
a 200m and a 200mm into a 400mm, compared to closer in sites. Or more
correctly, it allows you to take full advantage of the aperture you have (or
didn't know you had), and you shall be astonished!


> Howdy all;
> I have had several people get with me about going to Sentinel this =
> weekend.  I will certainly be there, sounds like we are set up for a fun =
> time.  I am going to try and get out of town early, so I will meet ya =
> there.  Map to get there follows this message, it is the flyer for the =
> big star party in March, but he place is the same.  It is about 2 hours =
> from Phoenix, so try and leave early enough to get there in twilight.
> Steve Coe
> To get to the site, drive to Gila Bend, AZ. and get on the I-8 freeway =
> going west toward Yuma.  The Sentinel exit is about 30 miles west from =
> Gila Bend.  Take the exit and go south, under the freeway and across the =
> railroad tracks.  Go straight south on the dirt road and drive 2 miles =
> until you see a large, flat area of the desert to your left, white rocks =
> mark the site.  It is before a cattle guard.  YOU ARE THERE!
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