Hi Andre,

Thanks for your recollections, which inspired mine. I am finally moving this weekend from the "bright skies" of Washington DC to a new old home on 60 acres in central New York, leaving DC forever. I am so happy and excited about getting my observatory rebuilt and operating in a place where it's dark at night. My 4-1/4 inch Newtonian bit the dust 40 years ago, but I now also have a 10-inch DOB I will set up on the deck in the meantime for those clear, "visual" nights before my new observatory is finished. Thanks again.