The Upper Pad area is some 30
yards northwest of the observatory. Called the "Upper Pad
Yacht Club" by its "members" the site boasts
a number of large Newtonians and refractors. We would like some
historical information about the Upper Pad Area. If any OCA
member reading this has such information, please send it to
The Upper Pad Area occupies
the northeastern corner of the property. This view looks
to the southwest.
Dave Radosevich with his
22" award winning Newtonian.
Chuck Edmonds and Katie O'Neal
are Upper Pad "residents".
focuses on the Sun with his Solaris solar telescope and
university model Daystar H-Alpha filter. The Solaris is
piggybacked onto an 8" Maksutov which is mounted on
a modified Byers mount. This is serious astro hardware at