Posted By Dave Mitsky
The day went very quickly as always and as usual I saw many familiar faces including Sue and Alan French, Frank Bov, John O'Hara, Dave Barrett, Lloyd Adam, Gary Honis, Tom Dietz, John Nusbaum, John Vogt, and numerous fellow DVAA members. At one point I joined John Dobson's party at a table near the concession stand to have a cup of coffee. Upon seeing a 2001 Grand Canyon Star Party button on his shirt I remarked to John that I had been there too. It had been amusing to watch John play with a 12.5" Mag 1 Instruments Portaball a bit earlier.
I had views through the 40 and 60mm Coronado H-alpha rigs soon after the skies cleared yesterday and just prior to leaving through two binoviewer equipped refractors: the SolarMax 90/T-Max and Barlow Bob's TV-102i. (Unfortunately, I missed the 152mm f/9 Astro-Physics apochromat with a 0.2 angstrom Solar Spectrum H-alpha filter.) There were two prominences that appeared to be detached and an interesting loop prominence that was triangularly shaped. A long filmament was also present.
Before departing Tony and I went through the motorized NASA "public relations" display in the parking lot.