Mason Dixon Star Party 2008

Raffle Prizes

Raffle Tickets

BELOW ARE THE PRIZES WE OFFERED IN THE 2007 MDSP RAFFLE

2008 WILL AGAIN FEATURE A CORONADO SOLAR TELESCOPE

SUPPORT THESE RAFFLE PRIZE DONORS

These vendors are making a direct contribution to your enjoyment of the Star Party.  If you need a new eyepiece, a new case, or a new gift idea - check these vendors out first!

Every Star Party participant is given free raffle tickets with adult and family registrations.  Extra tickets can be bought at the Star Party site for $2 per ticket, or $12 for a lot of 20 tickets.  Presently, raffle tickets can not be bought online.  During the event, each prize will have a container for raffle tickets.  Place as many raffle tickets in the containers for the prizes you most want to win.

Donors (2007)

Land Sea and Sky
Burgess Optical
B. Christ Miniatures
Edmund Scientifics
Knightware
Orion
SmartAstronomy.com
ScoutCase.com
AgenaAstro.com
AstronomyRatings.com
Astronomy.com
NASA
Scopecity.com

Raffle Prizes (2007)

Takahashi 1.25 5mm Eyepiece

Long Eye Relief.  Each eyepiece is parfocal (little or no re-focusing when changing eyepieces) and is comprised of 5 elements.

  • Eye Relief:  9mm
  • Field of View: 52 deg
Donated by Land, Sea & Sky (Texas Nautical Repair) the sole imports of Takahashi equipment into the US.

TMB Paragon
The ultimate wide field eyepiece. The radical new design eliminates almost all aberrations, giving the observer a pristine view of the heavens. The TMB Paragon eyepieces offer a 69 degree field of view with a tack sharp view and lots of eye relief.

Astroscan Telescope
The Astroscan Telescope is an easy-to-use, maintenance-free and completely portable. Its wide field of view, beautiful images and ease of use make it an excellent telescope for beginner and expert stargazers alike.

Deep-Sky Planner 4 Observation Planning and Logging Software for Astronomers.  Includes 300,000 deep-sky & stellar objects, support for sun, moon, planets, comets and asteroids

Orion Large Aluminum Accessory Case - Die-cut

Orion RockStable Anti-Vibration Pads

Protect your Celestron SkyScout!

GSO Superview Eyepiece

GSO Plossl Eyepiece

Color Filter Set




Green Laser Pointer



8mm 60 deg FOV eyepiece



10mm 70 deg FOV eyepiece



Red LED Flashlight





Miniature Hand Crafted Rosewood Pedestal Reflector

B. Crist Miniatures


TWO $25 Gift Certificates

 

Astronomy Magazine Subscription

   

Coronado Instruments PST & Case
(Personal Solar Telescope)
donated by the York County Astronomical Society

The PST is the latest innovation from Coronado. This ‘little’ telescope is another step toward our goal of making it possible for everyone to, “Experience the Sun our way.”

Sub angstrom H-A systems have long been cost prohibitive for the amateur. Designs other than the Coronado are difficult to use because of temperature and F-Ratio requirements. Not only does the PST have a bandpass of <1.0 angstrom but it is also thermally stable and requires no more time to operate than putting in a eyepiece and adjusting the focus.

The PST represents the same technology and quality that goes into a SolarMax series telescope but with a few unique design characteristics that allow us to offer it for less than some premium eyepieces. The PST will show you prominences, active regions, filaments, as well as other surface details – at <1.0 angstrom it will not reveal as much surface detail as the SolarMax series telescope and filters but it certainly doesn’t disappoint.