New Telescope at Catfish Observatory

There are few places in America where you can go and not have Internet or Cell phone coverage. Today I will embark on a journey to such a place. Texas. Actually, not all of it, just McDonald Observatory near Fort Davis.

McDonald Observatory
McDonald Observatory

And of course I will driving across the desert at the hottest time of the year. I have prepared for it best I can and hope all goes well, because if it does I am bringing home a world class science tool that will allow me to explore the universe at the next level.

Say hello to my little friend! A 16″ RC that I will be picking up in West Texas on Saturday. Commissioning ceremony is planned for October when the heat should finally give way to cool nights and steady seeing.

16" ritchey chretien telescope
16″ ritchey chretien telescope