Logan Valley Star Party was a success!

The results are in and it was a success!  The 2019 dates are already up here!

Logan Valley Star Party 2018 Summary

Weather:

    • Monday, June 11, 2018: clear, perfect transparency
    • Tuesday, June 12, 2018: clear, perfect transparency
    • Wednesday, June 13, 2018: clear, perfect transparency
    • Thursday, June 14, 2018: cloudy – clear after 1 AM, perfect transparency
    • Friday, June 15, 2018: clear, perfect transparency
    • Saturday, June 16, 2018: stormy, rain, hail – most packed up Saturday and left.

Viewing:

    • No sky glow anywhere; could start serious viewing to the south and southeast around 9:30 PM; Polaris visible with finder scope around 8:30 PM for polar alignment.
    • Magnitude 13 and 14 easily seen with my Meade 10″ SCT; getting look-back times of 500 to 600 million light-years.
    • Personal comments: “Logan Valley has the best night sky I have yet to experience.” “The showstopper objects all have to be revisited now!” “The detail on the Swan Nebula was absolutely incredible!” “My main goal was to view all of the magnitude 14 or less galaxies in the Virgo Cluster which I did.”
    • The Astro Imagers thought it was the best sky they have experienced. Will post their images as soon as I receive them.