August 15th 2009
Taking advantage of a dry spot in the monsoons, we headed out for a one nighter at the ranch. This time we set up on the south side of Haystack Butte Road. One of the ranch hands stopped on the way back from checking stock tanks and stayed for a couple of hours and enjoyed his first views through a telescope.
Just before dark, waiting for the stars to come out.
Some wide field shots of the Sagittarius area of the Milky Way. Shot with the Rebel XSi and the Sigma 15-30 zoom. 1600 at f3.5, field rotation was creeping in a bit. A casual polar alignment was the cause.
June 6th & 7th 2008
First time out to this site. Ken Sikes and I headed out Friday afternoon to see what the skies are like out at this site. I was quite impressed!
Here are some SQM readings:
Time / Date
|2:15am 06/07/2008||21.95||Darkest Part|
* Held at a 40° angle from horizontal
If you have Streets & Trips, here is a GPS trail out there: Griffin Ranch from the 202/60 stack
Panorama of the Site. Warning!! 2 MB file!!
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