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It was great to see Neal Heacock "back in the saddle" - and for 4 straight nights! Watching him at work it seemed like he hadn't been away at all.

The skies were not great on any of the 4 nights, but most of us were shooting things barely above the southern horizon because around here this is the only chance we get to shoot them. Well, this year July should be good also.

There were 7 people (all imagers) and most stayed all 4 nights. Skill levels ranged from "master" (Neal) to total newbie, and a lot of good advice and information was shared all around. This area (near Portland, OR) has to be one of the best places to learn astro-photography, even if the weather is bad most of the year.

I've just started processing my images from the star party, starting with the last (and most difficult) one, the Ghost Nebula. I just posted it here and will post more as I finish processing them over the next week.

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