Observatory at Idyllwild, CA
The new observatory is operational as of June, 2006 and is located near Idyllwild, CA.  The property borders the San Bernadino National Forest and is in a village of a couple thousand inhabitants. The site is at approximately 5,200' altitude.
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The southern view includes the beautiful San Jacinto mountains.
The roll-off observatory features a 12' x 12' scope area and a warm room.
Two scope are setup for imaging in the observing area
A 12.5" RCOS truss telescope is the main instrument with a Takahashi FSQ for wide-field work.
The observatory is a short but vertical walk from the residence.
We get snow each winter but both scopes can be controlled from inside a small warm room for comfortable imaging.