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Chuchupate Star Party- A Real Meetup !

Our new organizer and patron Michael Chris has planned an outing to Chuchupate and Meetup members are invited to join him.  This location is the some one we used for Perseid meteor shower in August.  Please note that the viewing are is about one quarter mile past the ranger station toward the campground.

Safety first...plan your trip and bring appropriate provisions. This area (the campground) requires a Wilderness Pass. No reservations are available.

The site by the ranger station does not require a Wilderness Pass and you may spend the night .  The nearby campround does require a Wilderness Pass

There are numerous hiking trails in the area if you want to come out early

Pit "facilities" are available for your comfort.

Bring warm clothing...the elevation is 5200 ft. so it can get very cool. A big blanket or sleeping bag may be nice. Prepare for warm and cold, you want to be comfortable.

Bring your own snacks and provisions. Water will help keep you hydrated. Red flashlights courteous to the other attendees. There will probably be some telescopes on site, but,a pair of personal binoculars may be nice to scan through the Milky Way .

Mikes Pizza in the Lockwood Valley seems to have some good reviews on YELP

This event is not sponsored by any astronomy club or organization. The Meetup announcement is for informational purposes only so that you can plan in advance for this astronomical event.

Please feel free to post any additional hints or comments......

Steve Petzold


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  • Chris

    About 8 people showed up at the event all from various astronomy clubs. The "seeing" was incredible! Highlights for me - seeing Jupiter and 4 of its moons, various nebulae, the andromeda galaxy and severaly meteors. I even saw meteor through my telescope as I was scanning the sky! Awesome.

    October 14, 2012

  • Chris

    Looks like it is going to be clear skies tonight!

    Feel free to call me at[masked] if you need additional directions.

    October 13, 2012

  • Matthew O.

    I spotted the location in Google Earth. Here are the coordinates:

    elev 5422 ft. or[masked] Meters

    It is in a Bortle Green Zone

    October 8, 2012

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