James Paulson's roll off roof observatory at the Sunridge Observatory site, taken in the summer of 1986, housing a 10 inch f/5 Cave Astrola Newtonian reflector telescope

Sunday, July 18, 2010


I've been very busy the past while taking care of other business and as a result have not had much time to post. I've spent no time with my telescope in months, but I am hoping to change that soon.

I now have a buyer for my Cave. I think someone is picking up a very fine instrument. I'm honestly glad I won't have the heartbreak of physically seeing it leave because I doubt I could part with it. But this is life. I'm losing an old friend. When I look on Cloudy Nights and see all the classic Cave restorations it just breaks my heart but at the same time it really shows me the love people have of these observatory quality instruments.

Half of the solar star road machine is departing as well in a few days. I've sold the slide in camper to pay some bills and I had to get some better transportation to replace my aging 85 Dodge with a 440 in it, so I chose a new car, a Kia Forte Koup. My scope will fit in it just fine so I can really get out and take in some star parties at 36 mpg. It has all the 12 volt plugs I need, and a moonroof to pass out cords to the scope, a place to hook up my laptop, things like that. I can sleep in it if I have to. Pack a tent, etc.

Change is entropic and natural in this universe. We may not witness it all, but it is constant, dynamic, entropic, measurable and imaginable.

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