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The Lower Pad Area is something of a misnomer. The majority of the observing areas at Anza today are at the same level or lower than the LPA. When originally dubbed the Lower Pad Area, however, it was to distiguish it from the Upper Pad Area. Subsequent expansion has moved on down the hill. So, LPA's name has outlived its usefulness. Perhaps a new name is in order? In any case the area has some 15 pads in a compact area immediately downhill and west of Observatory Hill. This view looks to the northwest. Click here for a large version of this pan shot.

Preparing for the evening's viewing.


Overhead Satellite

Site Panorama

The Commons ("Football Field", RV Area, "Last Members In" Area)

Anza House

Members Observatories

Jupiter Ridge

Mars Hill

Lower Pad Area

Ten Pad Alley

Observatory Hill

Upper Pad "Yacht Club"

Anza Site Resources



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