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stkoepke
sage
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Reged: 01/11/08

Loc: Abilene, Texas
Observatory site available
      #5938661 - 06/24/13 08:20 PM

Astronomers, look at this!
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.


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SkipW
sage


Reged: 02/03/11

Loc: Oklahoma, USA
Re: Observatory site available new [Re: stkoepke]
      #5943763 - 06/27/13 08:23 PM

Now, that is truly "deep in the heart of Texas." How many miles from the geographic center of the state?

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csa/montana
Den Mama
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Reged: 05/14/05

Loc: montana
Re: Observatory site available new [Re: SkipW]
      #5943995 - 06/27/13 11:22 PM

Best way is to google a Texas map to find this out.

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Scorpion
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Reged: 08/22/08

Re: Observatory site available new [Re: csa/montana]
      #6021484 - 08/12/13 07:28 PM

That's less than 15 miles NE from me. Wish I had got that great of a deal. Spent 100K for my land and house. Less than 40K is a "steal of a deal". Someone's going to be very happy with that spot for sure.

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Raginar
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Reged: 10/19/10

Loc: Rapid CIty, SD
Re: Observatory site available new [Re: Scorpion]
      #6021561 - 08/12/13 08:17 PM

How often do the B1s fly over head?

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Scorpion
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Reged: 08/22/08

Re: Observatory site available new [Re: Raginar]
      #6021983 - 08/13/13 12:04 AM

Very few planes of any type around that I've ever seen. I'm only a short distance away from this land, 15 miles, but both areas are out of the flight paths of most planes. This is definitely a "house in the country".

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.
Simply Beautiful!


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jmasin
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/22/08

Loc: Murphy, TX (DFW)
Re: Observatory site available new [Re: Scorpion]
      #6022344 - 08/13/13 07:37 AM

Definitely a dark area. I drive through here (sort of) on my way to Eldorado Star Party.

If I hadn't just bought another place!


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Raginar
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Reged: 10/19/10

Loc: Rapid CIty, SD
Re: Observatory site available new [Re: jmasin]
      #6022420 - 08/13/13 08:40 AM

I personally like the picture of the wood stove that still has the sticker on it and isn't hooked up. But, for 40k, you could build a house on it. I didn't notice does it have well service?

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tim53
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Reged: 12/17/04

Loc: Highland Park, CA
Re: Observatory site available new [Re: Raginar]
      #6022607 - 08/13/13 10:40 AM

Yep, Texas IS a big state (3rd largest in the Union, after Alaska!)

-Tim.


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derangedhermit
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Reged: 10/07/09

Loc: USA
Re: Observatory site available new [Re: SkipW]
      #6024460 - 08/14/13 04:17 AM

Quote:

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.


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derangedhermit
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 10/07/09

Loc: USA
Re: Observatory site available new [Re: derangedhermit]
      #6024473 - 08/14/13 04:36 AM

That's down around 1500 feet, and also a very crowded location, compared to most of the rest of west Texas. There's a dozen houses within a half mile!

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.


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