Observatory site available
Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:20 PM
Observatory site available with Bortle 2 skies for someone wanting a great site here.
Any interest or questions should be addressed to the realtor, as I don't own the land.
Just thought I'd pass the info along to CN'rs.
Property info here.
Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:23 PM
Posted 12 August 2013 - 06:28 PM
Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:04 PM
I know a couple of people that live just down the road from the land for sale and have taken some of my scopes there - usually they come to my obs here - there are only 2 bright yard lights in the area. One is for the volunteer fire dept. which is completely blocked by trees about a 1/4 mile or so down the road and the other is about 1 mile away the other direction. Hidden by trees too.
This is a "sweet spot" to be sure.
Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:37 AM
If I hadn't just bought another place!
Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:40 AM
Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:40 AM
Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:17 AM
Now, that is truly "deep in the heart of Texas." How many miles from the geographic center of the state?
Draw a line from that spot through Brownwood, and continue on the same distance out the other side. That's pretty close to the center of the state, just south of the Colorado River. Maybe 60 miles. From there, it's:
475 miles to El Paso, TX (west)
400 miles to Texarkana, TX (northeast)
380 miles to Port Arthur, TX (east)
390 miles to McAllen, TX (south)
450 miles to Dalhart, TX (nnw)
The *closest* point to any TX border is 200 miles, to Ciudad Acuna, Mexico.
It's 130 miles to the nearest decent airport, in Austin.
If you live there, it takes at least half a day to leave Texas, so you better like it.
References: Texas, A Historical Atlas (a great book) and Google Maps.
Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:36 AM
It needs to be a place up on the Llano Estacado, north of the Canadian River, 4500 feet or more, on the High Plains west or north of Amarillo.
Or down in the foothills of the Rockies in or around the Guadalupe Mountains, or a little southeast to the Basin and Range, around the Davis Mountains, up at 5000 feet or more.
High and dry and dark and almost empty.