Re: Fort Davis

Sterling DeRamus

A closer possibility is Broken Bow lake Oklahoma. Only an 8 hour drive. Worth a shot for a weekend trip. Could easily go Saturday and come back Monday with two days to observe. 

On Aug 21, 2021, at 1:02 PM, Jeff Allegrezza <jrallegrezza@...> wrote:

Unfortunately I can’t as I have a work commitment.  i think i am just going to punt on ft davis and do something closer to home.

thanks for the advice everyone!

On Sat, Aug 21, 2021 at 12:56 PM Sterling DeRamus <sterling.deramus@...> wrote:

Can you not take Friday before Labor Day off?

On Aug 21, 2021, at 12:49 PM, Robert Pitt <rpittal@...> wrote:

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

Rpittal at charter dot net


From: <> On Behalf Of Jeff Allegrezza
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 12:37 PM
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.


On Sat, Aug 21, 2021 at 11:58 AM Sterling DeRamus <sterling.deramus@...> wrote:

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.  

On Aug 21, 2021, at 8:54 AM, Jeff Allegrezza <jrallegrezza@...> wrote:

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.







On Sat, Aug 21, 2021 at 8:46 AM Don Waters <donwaters201@...> wrote:

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?

Don Waters

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