Had a chance to take a few days off from work to spend up at Mintaka Hill. My wife and I met a number of the neighborhood astronomers in our area. They live on both sides of the valley. I did get a lot done at the observatory. The focuser/rotator is operational and I have set up automation for the Tak refractor. We still have to figure out the roof remote operating system but have plenty of time for that. Meanwhile I paid a visit to Joe D.’s observatory. Joe lives across the valley from us and a little higher up. His passion is spectroscopy. I looked at his set up because I will be using some of the same equipment when it arrives in a few months from now. Anyway I had a chance to view my observatory from a unique vantage point as you can see! I guess we did clear a lot of trees!