One Week To NSP

Stardate 07.19.2009: the start of the Nebraska Star Party (NSP). I’ve never been to NSP, let alone Northern Nebraska so this should be an interesting adventure. I’m planning on being there Sunday night through Tuesday night, hoping mother nature is nice to me.

This trip brings a brand new capability for me, one I’ve needed for some time. I recently aquired a Kyocera 43w solar panel and 6 amp charge controller from Northern Arizona Wind and Sun. I can now recharge my batteries in the daytime, making me self sufficient for powering my astronomy equipment. When not traveling it will be mounted on the observatory, one tiny step to being off the grid.

One Reply to “One Week To NSP”

  1. Hey Howard – please contact me before you leave for the NSP. My magazine is doing an article on star parties and we’d like to reprint your Bolide photo from the 2008 Okie-Tex party. steven phelps, art director.

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