New Images from Calstar 2018

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In 2018, Calstar moved back to the group campsite at Lake San Antonio. For the first time, we tried renting an RV. Due to limited availability, we picked up the RV on Friday, and because of the work involved in packing and loading, and a tire warning indicator on the way there, we didn't arrive at Lake San Antonio until after dark. So we ended up setting up in the main camground, where we found a nice site, but we were separated from the actual Calstar. Since we had to return the RV on Sunday morning, we had only one and a half nights to observe, some of which we used for visual observing.

IC 342

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SBIG ST-4K, 6000s total exposure 9/7/18 Lake San Antonio, CA

IC 342 is a large spiral galaxy in Camelopardalis, reddened by dust in the Milky Way.

Andromeda III


SBIG ST-4K, 4800s total exposure 9/8/18 Lake San Antonio, CA

This extremely faint galaxy (the faint cloud below-right of center) is another companion of the Andromeda Galaxy.