Klondike Campout - 9/2/11

posted Sep 3, 2011, 8:42 AM by Jim Twellman
Re: [STLAstronomy] Re: St Charles County Parks Event - FAMILY CAMPOUT, 9/2/2011, 7:30 pm

We had a steady stream of people all evening ... I'd guess we had a total of 50 people. 

Because it was a family camping event, we had a lot of kids.  Several of them had specific requests to see objects to satisfy school or scout requirements.  It was fun to help them.Chuck & I set up in the parking lot trying to get some reasonable horizons because of the trees.  The ranger closed the gate to the parking lot so we wouldn't be run over.

In addition to the list supplied by Chuck - M13, M92, & M57

Chuck & I quit at 10:00 P.M.

Jim Trull
Smokin' in Sunset Hills, MO


Some of the objects we viewed were: Moon, Albireo, Mizar, M3, M5, M11, and comet Garradd, (c/2009 P1).  Some of the folks who stopped by earlier in the evening were not with the campers, but just out enjoying the park.