All - The Coconino Astronomical Society recently (December 18) received the e-mail below, from a Huw Davies in Britain, inquiring about finding a site to locate a remote telescope. We (actually Padraig Houlahan) have already sent him a brief reply that we would forward his message on to others who might be willing to help or at least have suggestions - hence this e-mail to all of you on the az-observing list. So if you do have any comments or suggestions for Davies, I'd recommend replying to him directly at the address he gives below. - Brent Archinal = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = EMAIL TO THE CAS FROM: Huw Davies (huwlldavies@xxxxxxxxxxx) MESSAGE: Dear Sir/Madam, My name is Huw Davies. I am an amateur astronomer from Britain. As I am sure you know Britain is cold, damp and overcast. Not a great climate for astronomy. This is why I am writing to you. I plan to site a 16 inch Meade reflector somewhere with clear skies and away from light pollution. I understand you have 300 clear nights per year. I intend to connect the telescope to a CCD camera and operate it via a modem, and upload the images onto the internet for amateur astronomers to view, for a small fee. I hope to take part in comet, asteroid and supernovae hunts, as well as, photograph Messier objects and the New General Catalogue. My reason for writing to you is to ask whether you know of anyone who would be willing to help by finding a suitable site to locate the telescope. Ideally it should be flat, free of light pollution and have an electricity and \'phone supply. I would be happy to pay a premium for the right site, and would pay a fee for someone to set up and maintain the telescope locally (it would be far cheaper than me flying across the Atlantic). If you know of a suitable site for sale or rent, or someone who could investigate on my behalf and set up the telescope, could you let my know? Thank you for your time. Yours Huw Davies PS If you would rather that I not contact you, email me back, and I shall not email again. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.