ORION Observatories (Optical Remote Observatory of New Mexico) is an Observatory complex located in the mountains of southern New Mexico. It's puropose is to allow romote imaging under the best possible conditions of seeing. It began consruction in 2007 and is the culmination of design theories that were years in the makng.
ORION is most active during the dry season in New Mexico which, convienently, occurs during the opposite of the wet season in the Pacific Northwest. In other words, when in is cloudy and rainy in the PNW, it is usually excellent imaging weather at ORION and vice versa. Thus, between the two observatories, we have the potential to image around the year. ORION members include: Keith Allred, Peter Finnoff, Chris Murray, and myself (Jay Potts).