Hidden Hollow 2000
Star Party

Hidden Hollow is the home of the Warren Rupp Observatory which holds a 31" Reflector. The Observatory is located just southeast of Mansfield Ohio under some of the darkest skies I have seen in this state :-)

This event is held every other year, an was my 1st time to have the pleasure of attending. This was one of the best start parties that I have been to so far this year. Upon arriving an getting signed in Friday early evening I met a old coworker Randy that I had the pleasure viewing with. He had a 17.5" Truss Dob that he had build (Funny I never was able to get any pictures of it during the day).

I brought to the star party my Meade 4.5" Newtonian. Between Randy, a guy with a 8" F4, and myself we had hit a lot of deep-sky objects like globular and open star clusters, and nebulae, galaxies, variable and double stars. I had also a chance to view Venus, Jupiter an Saturn.


Below an in the following pages are some of the digital pictures I had taken while at Hidden Hollow.

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This is a view from the south end of the observation area

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This is the Observatory that houses the 31" reflector at Hidden Hollow
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Here is one of the ACA club members Greg Crenshaw showing the Sun in action through a H-Alpha filter
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Here is another old coworker Wayne that stumbled in Saturday morning. Here he is checking out a C-14
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Here is one of the large refractors that were at the party
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Here is one the guest speakers Stephen O'Meara signing some of the books that he wrote
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Here is another famous guest speaker David Levy talking about the Sun
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Here was a awesome 8" F4 Newtonian.
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A quick picture of me next to the little guy, before the proud papa in the background catches me. :-)
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The owner of this scope is a very nice gentle that I had met while at Hidden Hollow 2000


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