[AZ-Observing] Re: Tucson Observing Sites

  • From: Wil Milan <wmilan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2001 00:01:06 -0700

The list of GPS coordinates of AZ observing sites is on my web site. See


This list has been compiled from data that has been sent to me over time by 
a number of people. I have not verified any of the data or the locations 
and would appreciate any corrections or additions.


One note: As I mentioned a few months ago, it's important when submitting 
GPS coordinates to identify the datum reference used. The most common is 
WGS84, and I suggest if you have a GPS unit that you set it to use the 
WGS84 datum. (Consult the user manual to learn more about datum references 
and how to select them in your GPS.) If the term "datum reference" is alien 
to you, see


Wil Milan
"The heavens declare the glory of God
And the firmament proclaims His handiwork."
   -- Psalm 19:1

At 08:32 AM 12/21/2001, Rick Tejer wrote:
>You've done a good job with this. One correctoion and one suggestion though.
>On the listing for Arizona City, yu mention that SAC arranges both organized
>events there. We actually only arrange the Messier Marathon. The All Arizona
>Star PArty is arranged by EVAC.
>Also I'd like to see geographical coordinates and elevations listed for the
>sites. Those of us with GPS recievers can make use of this to find the site
>and acurately set up computer controlled scopes.
>On another related topic, I seem to recall Wil was thinking of amassing and
>releasing a list of GPS coordinates forn AZ observing sites. Wil, have you
>made any progress on this?
>Rick Tejera

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