I will not be going to the AAMM this year because a friend is driving out from Kansas City with his new 22-inch dob and wants to test it out under our dark Arizona skies and prefers a less hectic agenda than a Messier Marathon. He and I will be at the Antennas site Wednesday night through Sunday morning. I just checked the weather for the week (I know, that's risky in Arizona more than 30 minutes in advance), but the forecast for Thursday is not promising-at the Antennas, we'll have gusts in the daytime to 33 kts and breezes all night of 20 kts. We'll probably just hunker down at the Antennas site and ride it out, scopes stored and mounts secured to the ground. If you are going to Farnsworth Ranch, you might experience similar winds there-I don't know as I did not check the forecast for the area. Just a heads up for anyone going out early. We don't want another Jimmy Ray Day, do we! Dick Harshaw Cave Creek, AZ "A scientist will never show any kindness for a theory which he did not start himself." -- Mark Twain, 1835-1910 (Note: Twain was born during the appearance of Halley's Comet in 1835, and died when it reappeared in 1910) -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.