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.
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.