On the 12th sept, the moon sets about 11 pm, and then an hr later each night. So you can view late night to early morning, if you’re a night person. Also, it would be useful for landscape astrophotography, with a foreground exposure with the moon illuminating the scene and blend it with dark sky later.
Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE
Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
The University of Alabama
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Jeff Allegrezza
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Subject: Re: [bas-astro] Fort Davis
thanks. Given the status of the moon, i think i’m going to go somewhere closer. looking at options now.
You can camp in the state park or up
In the mountains near the observatory. But Prude ranch does cater to astronomers and offers several amenities including a viewing field that has a power source.
I've never been. I was planning to just camp. I might go somewhere closer since the full moon will be out and save Ft Davis for a time when the conditions and my schedule can line up.
That is a long trip but a good site. Best of luck. I'm planning on Okie Tex in October (unless Delta scare me off) so I am not available.
Just curious, do you camp or stay at the lodge?