Okie-Tex Star Party 2007 – Day 3

It’s Wednesday afternoon and a bunch of us are getting pretty blurry eyed out in the Oklahoma panhandle. It looked for all the world like the night would be cloudy. Satellite imagery showed a system moving towards us. For a change mother nature smiled on the hundreds of telescopes here and the clouds dissipated or dodged us for most of the night.

Tuesday mornings low was near 40 degrees so its getting a bit warmer. Wednesday night I was overdressed – the southerly breeze kept us in the fifties for hours. Tim left during the day so I claimed his spot and put my tent by a bush for shade. Hope it helps in the morning.

I started off collecting NGC 6914 images and was caught off guard as it stayed clear. What to image next? Time for a midnight munchie run. Following a superb double cheeseburger from the starlight cafe I settled on shooting IC417 in Auriga.

I was pretty darn tired by the time I finished up around 6:30am. So was my neighbor Bill who likely decided climbing the ladder to use his 22 inch Starmaster was getting dangerous. Believe it or not you do see people falling off their ladders in the wee hours of the morning.