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The dates for the annual Barcoft High altitude star party near White Mountain Peak in California have been set between 8/31 and 9/5 2024. At an altitude of 12,450 feet and Bortle 1 skies it simply cannot be beat. Cost to attend is $90 per night. In the daytime visitors can enjoy the nearby ancient bristlecone pine forest with its gnarled 5,000 year old trees.
If interested in attending please pm me and I can get in touch with the coordinator at the East Bay Astronomical Society to see if any spots are still open. As of now there are open slots on each evening but there is a limit of 12 amateurs per night per the EAS allotment.
The site is so dark that it was the runner up to the Mauna Kea site chosen by the powers that be behind the Keck telescope in Hawaii.
Refractors: ES AR152 f/6.5 Achromat on Twilight II, Celestron 102mm XLT f/9.8 on Celestron Heavy Duty Alt Az mount, KOWA 90mm spotting scope
Binoculars: Celestron SkyMaster 15x70, Bushnell 10x50
Eyepieces: Various, GSO Superview, 9mm Plossl, Celestron 25mm Plossl
Camera: ZWO ASI 120
Naked Eye: Two Eyeballs
Latitude: 48.7229° N
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