"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
Calypte Anza, California
Quote:I used to go to the OCA site near Anza, but it's been several years since I was last there.
Quote:Sorry to interrupt but what is a 3 1/2 season house?Chris
Remember, if the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
I don't know how old I was when I was one.
Scopes: 12.5" dob w/Lightholder mirror, Astro Tech AT8RC, TPO 8" Imaging Newtonian, Intes MK-67 Deluxe, Takahashi FS-60CB, Tasco 10TE, Coronado PST
Mounts: Celestron CGEM, Celestron AS-GT
Eyepieces: Pentax XW 30, 20, 10, 7
Quote:I always wonder why no-one has yet attempted to start a formal astronomy community in California? Perhaps someday.
Precisely why now
Is because I wanted to get started before I am too old to build one. And too old to appreciate it once I do. I just turned 60 so I have several years before retiring, so if I build in Utah now I won't be using it more than 3 or 4 times a year. It's very dark out there though so I will probably go out there more often when I do retire, but unless we sell our house in LA, Joshua tree will still be our "main" retirement/vacation home.
Quote:on the actual ground
Quote:We've got a number of small Joshua Trees on our lot, but only a few that are very tall, and none that are really big. This is one of the bigger ones, on the coner.