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  • #4408
    RON YELTON
    Participant

    Hi, this year will be my first TSP visit. I’m tent camping but have some other friends that will be in RV areas in the south field. I’d like to set up near them. I see on the field map that there are power lines in the south field but I haven’t found a discussion about tents in the south field. Can I set up my tent down there or do I need to be in the middle or north field?Thanks,Ron

    #4409
    DAVID CLARK
    Keymaster

    Ron,

    Yes, the Lower field is a great place for camping, especially if you want to camp next to your telescope!   It is also closest to the nighttime snackbar!

     

    #4419
    Dana Lindstrom
    Participant

    Be prepared for high gusts of wind.  Not just your tent but also you scope.  To protect your tent, either fell it during the day or make sure it is very secure.  I’ve a few tents ripped apart by the wind.  The same with you scope. Make sure it is tied down as to not blow over.D2

    #5178
    Ed Jones
    Participant

    my first time also-depending on the luck of the draw

    what is the difference between the three viewing fields

    why would I want one field vs another, other than closeness to when I am staying

    thanks
    ed

    #5180
    DAVID CLARK
    Keymaster

    Ed,

    The Lower field is less-regimented, where you can camp near your scope.

    The Central field is likely less crowded than the Upper field.

    The Upper field is the largest and has a lot of activity, being the most crowded.

    #5245
    Ed Jones
    Participant

    now the difficult question

    I have been accepted, but have a conflict and will not be able to attend

    how do I cancel?

    ed jones

    #5246
    DAVID CLARK
    Keymaster

    Hi Ed!

    I’m sorry your plans changed and you are unable to attend TSP this year.

    You can send an email reply to your TSP Confirmation email, letting them know to cancel your TSP Registration/Reservation Request. Our TSP Housing team will appreciate this, as it will allow them to find someone on our waiting list to fill your spot.

    Alternatively just send an email to
    tsprooms@texasstarparty.org

    Hopefully you’ll get to attend TSP in 2015!

    #5268
    KEITH TAGGART
    Participant

    Welcome to the biggest and best show in Texas!!!

    One of the major differences between the three observing fields is that the lower field’s sky view is more obstructed. If you need more sky to observe, the middle and upper fields are for you.

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