And I independently replied directly to him suggesting that ASV might be the answer. This would address Brian's (and my) point that there's more to remote observing than buying land and putting a telescope on it. ASV might be able to offer an occasional night assistant and/or technical support for the inevitable SNAFUs. I also pointed out to him how many clear nights we really get in the continental U.S.'s best state for astronomy. Tom > I forwarded his msg. to Gene Turner at the Arizona Sky Village. I think > he'll be able to help him out. > Jenn. > > -----Original Message----- > From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Brian Skiff > Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 12:45 PM > To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Request for help in siting a remote > telescope > > > 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. > > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.