Little Orleans, MD

HAL Remote Impromptu with Victor Sanchez May 21-22, 2021.

This was a very spur of the moment trip at Victor’s invitation. It was about a 90 minute drive. I took the Wrangler and a small tent.

The sky was at least Bortle Class 3, and the Milky Way was clearly visible. There were local direct lights that would be an issue for visual observers trying to maintain dark adaptation. The lights are not an issue for imagers as long as a dew sheild keeps the direct light off of the front glass.

This was the first time that I imaged with with the GM8 after doing the Gemini II upgrade. I still have some issues to work out.

I worked out a couple of issues that I wish had been found and taken care of before the trip, but that didn’t diminish how much that I enjoyed the trip.

I was up imaging until 0400 at which time I had done as much as I could do. I was tired and cold, so I jumped into a sleeping bag and checked out.

I would go to this site again in the off season (spring or fall), but I hear that it is crowed with in the summer time.

Astronomy Camping at Little Orleans Camp Ground
HAL Impropmtu
© James R. Johnson, 2022.

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