Faith, what was it like to view through that huge dob? I was at OMI last year. James Mulherin told me he was working on a 48" mirror. I wonder if that's the one in that scope!
It was fantastic, I don't think there's much, if anything, that you can't see with it. It's an amazing opportunity to be able to do some really deep observing with it - and some bright stuff, too. Seriously the unobservable becomes observable, the faint becomes bright and the bright showpieces really blow your eyes into the back of your head (beware loss of night vision! No I'm not joking. ). Jimi is generous with his scope and his time and it's a superb experience to have.
The scope has been up and running for about two years now, I had a night's observing with it, along with some members of Houston AS at the 2008 TSP.