the premier attractions of NSP is the fantastic view of the
summer Milky Way. Though observers will obviously spend long
nights at the eyepiece, expect to spend as much time just
looking up in awe at the fantastic summer sky. The NSP Milky Way truly looks like an edge-on
spiral galaxy and the central bulge is clearly
observers have reported a limiting magnitude of 7.5 to 8 with
the unaided eye!!
Knisely's NSP11 Report for more details.
The NSP 12
(click to enlarge)
new to astronomy? Don't have a telescope? If you've never
attended a star party before, or if you've been to other star
parties but need more information about what to expect at NSP,
check out our Frequently
Asked Questions page.
Located in the heart of the sandhills of north-central
Nebraska, Merritt Reservoir is truly the pearl of Nebraska's
lakes. Its pure water and beautiful sugar sand beaches offer
great swimming and excellent fishing. In fact, Merritt
Reservoir holds many state fishing records.