Mark II - Back Yard Spot Observatory

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Cobblestones in the grass

My house on Glacier Way  in Monmouth had no access from the garage to the observing spot.  This meant that I couldn't use the Mark I portable observatory, and thus could not leave my scope set up in the garage.  I had to set up and take down completely each time.  To help this process I set three 4" thick, 6" on a side cobbles, in the grass.  Now I can have a stable location that's fairly level and aligned.  Final polar alignment goes quick.

Of course, Mark III is better...