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    Default vent horizon star party @ leeuwenboschfontein guest farm

    Welcome, astronomy enthusiasts, stargazers, and curious minds alike, to a celestial celebration like no other our much-anticipated Event Horizon Star Party! During our star party, which takes place from Thursday the 7th to Sunday the 10th of March 2024 at Leeuwenboschfontein Guest Farm. We will embark on a journey that transcends the boundaries of our terrestrial existence, delving into the vast expanse of the cosmos that unfolds above us.
    Under the canvas of the night sky, our Event Horizon Star Party is an invitation to explore the wonders of the universe. Whether you're an experienced astronomer, an avid sky watcher, or a newcomer eager to gaze beyond the horizon, this gathering is a testament to our collective fascination with the cosmic tapestry that envelops our planet.
    As the sun bids good-bye and the celestial stage darkens, our telescopes stand ready to unveil the secrets of distant galaxies, shimmering constellations, and elusive planets. Join us in this celestial rendezvous, where the universe becomes our playground and the stars, our companions. You are encouraged to bring your own telescope or binoculars to join us on this celestial journey.
    Throughout the night, knowledgeable astronomers will guide you through the intricacies of the night sky, sharing insights into the celestial wonders that grace our view. Whether you seek the thrill of witnessing a meteor shower, the majesty of distant nebulae, or galaxies, our Star Party promises an unforgettable experience for everyone.
    So, bring your curiosity, your questions, and a sense of wonder as we embark on a cosmic odyssey. Let the starlight be your guide and may the mysteries of the universe unfold before your eyes. Welcome to an event of awe and inspiration welcome to the Event Horizon Star Party!

    To secure accommodations, please make direct bookings through Leeuwenboschfontein Guest Farm Reception. The deadline for reserving chalets is February 26th, 2024, but camping reservations can be made at any time. However, we kindly request that you provide final confirmation of attendance numbers by March 1st, 2024. You can also find us on Facebook as Leeuwenboschfontein Observatory.

    Marius Reitz
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    • 13.1 inch custom built truss telescope on a dobsonian mount
    • 10 inch Meade SCT on a CGEM mount
    • 8 inch Celestron SCT Powerstar
    • 8 inch Skywatcher reflector on a Celestron CGEM mount
    • 12 inch Orion SkyQuest
    • 5 inch Alter Maksutov Cassegrain on a EQ4 mount
    • 15x70 Celestron Skymaster binoculars on a parallelogram mount

    Come visit us at Leeuwenboschfontein Observatory

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    Default Re: vent horizon star party @ leeuwenboschfontein guest farm

    Klaar geboek en betaal laas maand, sien uit na die een!

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    Default Re: vent horizon star party @ leeuwenboschfontein guest farm

    Cellphone pictures are getting out of hand...
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    Default Re: vent horizon star party @ leeuwenboschfontein guest farm

    Quote Originally Posted by WernerDV View Post
    Cellphone pictures are getting out of hand...
    Thats amazing and with an alt/az go to 130 newt so expose probably 20s or so
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12richardk View Post
    Thats amazing and with an alt/az go to 130 newt so expose probably 20s or so
    30 second exposure. Looking forward to what he will capture tonight.

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    Default Re: vent horizon star party @ leeuwenboschfontein guest farm

    Forgot to post these yesterday.
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    Default Re: vent horizon star party @ leeuwenboschfontein guest farm

    Quote Originally Posted by WernerDV View Post
    Forgot to post these yesterday.
    I love these photos and want to see what will be done with a bigger scope and kit! Thank you for joining us!
    Last edited by 4WD; 2024/03/16 at 06:28 AM.
    Marius Reitz
    Nissan Xtrail
    Astronomy and Telescopes

    • 13.1 inch custom built truss telescope on a dobsonian mount
    • 10 inch Meade SCT on a CGEM mount
    • 8 inch Celestron SCT Powerstar
    • 8 inch Skywatcher reflector on a Celestron CGEM mount
    • 12 inch Orion SkyQuest
    • 5 inch Alter Maksutov Cassegrain on a EQ4 mount
    • 15x70 Celestron Skymaster binoculars on a parallelogram mount

    Come visit us at Leeuwenboschfontein Observatory

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    Default Re: vent horizon star party @ leeuwenboschfontein guest farm

    We had a great Event Horizon Star Party at Leeuwenboschfontein Guest Farm. The weather was fantastic and the crowd was awesome! I think I had maybe 8 hours of sleep from Thursday to Sunday! We had 16 telescope of all sizes and flavors out for the general public to come look through. The Naked Eye and Galaxy Challenges were great hits and we had a lot a positive response on the workshop on how to use Stellarium and SkySafari on your mobile devices.

    Hope to see more 4x4 Community Members there next year!
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    Marius Reitz
    Nissan Xtrail
    Astronomy and Telescopes

    • 13.1 inch custom built truss telescope on a dobsonian mount
    • 10 inch Meade SCT on a CGEM mount
    • 8 inch Celestron SCT Powerstar
    • 8 inch Skywatcher reflector on a Celestron CGEM mount
    • 12 inch Orion SkyQuest
    • 5 inch Alter Maksutov Cassegrain on a EQ4 mount
    • 15x70 Celestron Skymaster binoculars on a parallelogram mount

    Come visit us at Leeuwenboschfontein Observatory

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    Default Re: vent horizon star party @ leeuwenboschfontein guest farm

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    Marius Reitz
    Nissan Xtrail
    Astronomy and Telescopes

    • 13.1 inch custom built truss telescope on a dobsonian mount
    • 10 inch Meade SCT on a CGEM mount
    • 8 inch Celestron SCT Powerstar
    • 8 inch Skywatcher reflector on a Celestron CGEM mount
    • 12 inch Orion SkyQuest
    • 5 inch Alter Maksutov Cassegrain on a EQ4 mount
    • 15x70 Celestron Skymaster binoculars on a parallelogram mount

    Come visit us at Leeuwenboschfontein Observatory

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