Michael Hotka's
Okie-Tex Star Party 2016


I arrived at the 2016 Okie-Tex Star Party Friday September 23rd to help setup the party. I helped by putting out orange flags so that the road boundaries could be painted, then I put a white flag next to each power outlet to help mark it so people wouldn't drive over them.

This is the 3rd time I've setup next to Rod Gallagher.

During the star party, I gave a presentation and finished the Soputhern Constellation Hunber and Active Galactic Nuclei Observing Programs and looked at the last Planetary nebulae for the Souther Sky Planetary Advanced Award.

I observed about 180 objects in my telescope, 120 of them were brand new, first time observed objects. Of the new count, I saw 72 new galaxies, 34 new double stars, 5 new dark nebula and 1 new comet.

Click here to see my raw observing logs for the week.


 

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