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Town: Queen Anne

Observing site: Tuckahoe State Park

Address: 13070 Crouse Mill Road

Telephone: (410)820-1668

URL: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/tuckahoe.html
         http://www.delmarvastargazers.org/

Restrictions: A small camping fee, plus the park has cabins to rent

Directions:  Location -The park is located on the Maryland Eastern Shore seven miles west of Denton off MD Route 404.   Click here to create a map using Mapquest.

Current weather:   Click for Queen Anne, Maryland Forecast

 

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Sky conditions:   Excellent

 
Typical naked-eye magnitude limit on a clear, moonless night:
     At the zenith: 6.5
     East: 6.2
     West: 6
     North: 6
     South: 6.2

Best horizon: South or southeast, depending on the area set-up (there are 2 open areas)

Worst horizon: North

Comments from contributor: The Delmarva Stargazers hold Star Parties here. There are large open areas.

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Town:  Scotland

Observing site:  Point Lookout State Park

Address: P.O. Box 48

Zip Code: 20687

Contact person:  Any Park Ranger

Telephone number:  (301) 872-5688

URL: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/southern/pointlookout.html

Any restrictions:  Contact a Park Ranger first

Directions:  Park is located at the end of Route 5, on the southern tip of St. Mary's County, at the junction of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.  Click here to create a map using Mapquest.

Current weather:   Click for Queen Anne, Maryland Forecast

Sky Conditions?  Very good

 
Typical naked-eye magnitude limit on a clear, moonless night:
     At the zenith: 6
     East: 5+
     West: 5
     North: 5
     South: 5+

Best horizon: E and SE

Worst horizon: W or NW

Comments from contributor: Sea level, view to the SE is clear over the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. You can camp, rent a cabin, or set-up on the open areas, but first get the Park's permission for after dark.  Subject to open water visibility restrictions, fog, mist.  Most of the campsites are wooded, but I have used Green Point Campground. There are also a number of open areas with public access out towards the point.

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