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#1 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:02 AM

Inspired by Idaho (only been to Boise, don't remember a sky).



For me, near the top of San Fran peak in Flagstaff during a summer month. Or even Sedona on a high spot in the canyon.

#2 Royal

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:09 AM

My favorite starry night was in Ancramdale, Columbia County, NY. It was my first Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and Vassar Clements dazzled the audience with Old and In The Grey. Huge blanket of stars.

Seeing the Halle-Bopp coment and many many stars from a roadside probally 50 miles west of Twin Falls, ID was also memorable.

Another was seeing the sun and the moon both low in the sky with airstrip perfectly balancing them. It was The Great Went and it had a whole "northern" feel to its magic.

that's all for now.

#3 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:11 AM

Excellent story, Ryan. Thanks for sharing. Those ARE beautiful places to view the night when clear.

#4 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:14 AM

I remember a brilliant sky on the beaches of mexico many moons ago that was killer. Something about getting near the equator has a dazzling effect for me.

#5 sarah b.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:15 AM

Trumansburg, NY, during Grassroots.

#6 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:16 AM

:heart:
Yeah, that can be sort of the best. Ithaca of course holds a special spot for me. :smile:

Hi Sarah B. I hope you're well.

#7 MeOmYo

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:20 AM

Home has a pretty good starry sky.

Most memorable was 7000 ft camp on our way up Mt. Jefferson, Oregon

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:20 AM

I watch Hale Bopp in the desert east of San Diego... Was very nice. Very dark...

#9 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:22 AM

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Awesome.

#10 TheDHJ

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:54 AM

Right here in Colorado. Crisp, clear skies.

#11 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:55 AM

#1s or nans. :smile:

#12 TheDHJ

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:08 AM

http://lh6.ggpht.com...EXBssjnsIQ=s900

#13 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:09 AM

Beautiful, Josh. Thank you. :smile:

#14 TheDHJ

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:11 AM

No worries. That's just down the street from me.

#15 gregoir

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:19 AM

My Favorite Spots

Main Campus aka the Dudley Dome-Camp Dudley Westport, NY
Cattle Farm Dingo Australia-Talk about the middle of nowhere
ILCC seen many an amazing starry night there.

#16 seany

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:21 AM

- The Flat Tops Wilderness, CO (zero light pollution and you're > 10k feet with miles and miles of views)
- On the beach north of Mahahaul, Mexico (very little light pollution and a great expanse of sky over the water)
- Right here in my backyard in VT (very little light pollution and amazing clarity on a clear night)
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#17 gregoir

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:17 AM

- The Flat Tops Wilderness, CO (zero light pollution and you're > 10k feet with miles and miles of views)
- On the beach north of Mahahaul, Mexico (very little light pollution and a great expanse of sky over the water)
- Right here in my backyard in VT (very little light pollution and amazing clarity on a clear night)
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What is this clarity you speak of?:pimp::dunno:

#18 Heady

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:19 AM

Agreed on San Francisco Peaks in AZ.

Also arches national park, devils playground campground
Jenny Lake, in the Tetons
White sands national monument, NM
Below the summit of pikes peak, co
Anywhere along the river in the grand canyon national park
Gila Wilderness, in southern NM

Those are a couple of my favorites that came to mind

#19 TEO

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:23 AM

Somerset
Town Hill in Whitingham
Searsburg, Mtn

So many places during my drive home.

A special viewing was had when the comet was crossing the sky during the Phish concert at Sugarbush.

#20 TheDHJ

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:36 AM

Somewhere in the middle of the desert between Lake Havasu and Vegas...dead of night...stuck in traffic with nowhere to go.

#21 Heady

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:23 AM

Agreed, the desert about 30 miles outside vegas (on the az side) was a great place to stargaze

#22 Mind Left Body

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:31 PM

Out at my folks place outside of Albany NY in the sticks. I am always surprised at how beautiful the stars are there. Great spot.

#23 georgi

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:33 PM

I like looking at the stars on the beach on Cape Cod. So crystal clear, and wide open. You can see everything. I love it! :heart:

#24 Shake Yer Bones

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:37 PM

I'm not much of a photographer, but I'm getting some nice views from my yard in the Finger Lakes region of NY.

From my treestand last fall during deer season, with my cell phone:

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From my front yard last summer as the moon was rising:

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#25 motti

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:52 PM

a settlement near my dads house, called bat ayin, filled with militant very mystical modern hassidim and hippyish hassidim.
around the ridge it is perfect, and the stars just popped out at us....

I was also in the Negev Desert, in Machtesh Ramon, a massive geological formation like a crator with 3 sides, they turned otu the lights and it was the darkest i have ever seen...

High Point state park in nj had soem good stars too....

#26 Mind Left Body

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:59 PM

Another great spot was the Mound Cemetery in Marietta OH. Saw a great meteor shower there. Drop o Rain knows the place.:smile:

#27 JBetty

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:51 PM

I remember a brilliant sky on the beaches of mexico many moons ago that was killer. Something about getting near the equator has a dazzling effect for me.



Yup - I was in Tulum a few years back and every night looking out over the ocean was just beautiful.

#28 Java Time

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:24 PM

Middle of the Atlantic ocean, the Med sea were really cool...

I'll check my old ship's website for #1's...I had a 110 instmatic back then:bang:

#29 Erinisme

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:36 AM

My friend's backyard in Brooklyn Ct....I was AMAZED at the stars we saw with a full moon saw a few planets as well and a shooting star (only the 3rd I've ever caught!)

#30 capt_morgan

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:57 AM

im kinda fond of the new jersey turnpike...right by the refineries. our 4 stars look beautiful behind the fire stack backdrop

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:58 AM

no nams

#32 Jersey Thug

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:24 AM

camping in the Sawtooth mountains near Sun Valley, ID. the only power sources up there were wind and water turbine, so there was no light pollution and the skies were AMAZING. that was probably the best.

Geiger Cove(s), Catalina Island, CA

Flagstaff, AZ in a major thunderstorm...gave the term 'rolling thunder' a whole new meaning for me

the desert outside of Death Valley, CA heading toward the coast. wow.

Roatan, Honduras

#33 unbroken_chain

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:33 PM

The parking lot at KeeWaNee has provided some pretty amazing night sky viewing over the years.

#34 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:45 PM

Flagstaff, AZ in a major thunderstorm...gave the term 'rolling thunder' a whole new meaning for me


that is an awesome sight. I recall being high in the peaks on an extended Mt. Bike ride when a storm moved in over the mountains. The trail we were on was singltrack adn did not offer a great view of the sky until we hit a rolling meadow in which you could see for miles on the north west side of humphreys.

There was a GIANT rolling cloud moving in like a freight train, crackling lightnening bolts down in the valley below. An amazing sight. We hid under some rock formations for few hours waiting for the storm to blow over and continue the journey.

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#35 Java Time

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:57 PM

Middle of the Atlantic ocean, the Med sea were really cool...

I'll check my old ship's website for #1's...I had a 110 instmatic back then:bang:


I think my company just put another filter on my ass...I can't get my ship's website to open :joker: