Manatee surface for air at Manatee Springs State park, nearby to Chiefland Astronomy Village.
The astrophotography trip was a great time of fellowship with friends. Unfortunately, the days were beautiful and the nights were not. Nightfall always seemed to bring in some haze/clouds. The clouds would drift in from all directions. It was a very frustrating trip. Next year-Arizona!!!
Fun and frolic at Manatee Springs. The water was very clear at the mouth of the spring.
A big 'thanks" to my father-in-law, a.k.a. the papinator. With no astronomical interest, he accompanied me on the trip to beautiful Chiefland, FL. He got to know the folks at Wal-Mart quite well:-)
Kirk Rogers made the trek from Maine. Kirk has the AP130/TakFS 102 and numerous camera bodies on the MI250 mount.
George Whitney accompanied Kirk from Maine. It looks like he knows what he is doing, but he really doesn't:-)
Warren Keller..he's our feller. The New Jersey native headed south for some astrophotography with his Mak-Cass and Nikon 300mm lens. He caught some very nice shots considering the conditions.