Skiff in skeptical mode: >> I understand you have 300 clear nights per year. ...wish we did. Too bad it's only ~120 at best. Might depend on one's definition of "clear". >> I plan to site a 16 inch Meade reflector.... Does this fellow have any idea of what's involved in actually getting something like this to operate reliably? The telescope is a minor part of the cost/time involved. \Brian -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.