Mason Dixon Star Party 2015 - July 15-19

Raffle Prizes

Donors and Raffle for Summer of 2015 TBA


The below vendors support MDSP and Amateur Astronomy.  If you need a new eyepiece, a new case, or a new gift idea - check these vendors who support amateur astronomy out first!

Each Star Party registered adult is given 2 free raffle tickets.  Extra tickets can be bought at the Star Party site for  $TBA each, 12 for $TBA. 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.

Thanks to below 2014 Vendors who donated to MDSP.

Watch this Space for more raffle items coming soon! Support our below Vendors who support Amateur Astronomy.
Hands On Optics Visit website: Hands On Optics

Raffle Item and description To Be Announced

Agena AstroProducts

(1) Fully multi coated GSO Plossl 40mm. See: Plossl 40mm

Visit website: Agena AstroProduct
The Sky Plus specializes in helping you discover the beauty, excitement, and wonder of astronomy through the use of high quality telescopes and other accessories. Raffle Item and description To Be Announced

The Sky Plus
Two gift certificates valued $50 each. Visit website: Astrozap
Dew-Not dew heater straps

1-DN003 FOR 3” SCOPE value $25.25

1-DN004 FOR 4” SCOPE value $27.50

1-DN005 FOR 5” SCOPE value $32.75

Visit: Dew-Not
Cloudy Night Review

COSMOS FirstScope

Special edition COSMOS eye nebula wrap on optical tube.
Lightweight and portable, a great grab-and-go telescope. This special edition of our bestselling FirstScope offers several upgrades over the original, including 2 Kellner eyepieces and a red dot StarPointer finderscope. Since it weighs just 4.3 pounds, the COSMOS FirstScope is the perfect companion for camping trips, and all your outdoor adventures.
Retail is: $69.95
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One gift certificate for either, one Free Truss Pole Carry Case –OR- one Free Light Shroud in the length and color of their choice.

2-T’shirts black sizes L & XL
Visit: Website
Sky & Telescope

**Binocular Highlights**

Exploring the wonders of the cosmos doesn't require expensive and complicated equipment-the moons of Jupiter, breathtaking nebulae, and distant galaxies are all visible through binoculars.
Retail is: $21.95
Visit website: Sky & TelescopePocket

**Sky Atlas**
Perfect for experienced stargazers and beginners alike, Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas will have you exploring the heavens in no time.
Retail is $19.95
Visit website: Sky & Telescope
Explore Scientific
We design, build, and sell telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, microscopes, and niche electronics that are high-quality, durable, and a great value. Visit website: Explore Scientific

Donation is a 2”, 20mm 100 degree Nitrogen-purged waterproof eyepiece. Retail is $299. See: Eyepiece

•The Explore Scientific 20mm 100 Eyepiece has been getting lots of thumbs up from seasoned amateur astronomers and now you can have one of your very own for a great price!
•The eyepiece is waterproof and nitrogen-purged, and it comes with a replaceable soft, folding eyecup. Eye relief on the Explore Scientific 20mm 100 Eyepiece is 14.5mm, the barrel is 2" and accepts 2" filters.
Quality software and publications for astronomy and astronomy education.

See website: David Chandler Company
Donation is Two “First Light” kits. See:
First Light Kit
 Astrophotograph of Messier 1

Messier 1 Photograph

Image donated by Harry Kimmel III
1 8x10 print, matted in an 11x14 frame. $60
An AUTO OFF modification kit for the Telrad  Finder. Includes on-site installation. Donated by  Bill Price. $20

A chocolate raffle prize, value $25

Visit: Divine Candy Creations
Burgess Optical At Burgess Optical, we have always been committed to manufacturing the highest quality products.

Raffle prize is: CX4 Contrast Filter; $59. See: Filter.
Visit website:
Burgess Optical


David Chandler Company

Explore Scientific

Sky & Telescope


Bill Price

Harry Kimmel

Agena AstroProducts

The Sky Plus


Divine Candy Creations

Teeter's Telescopes, LLC.

Hands On Optics

Burgess Optical