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Equipment Gallery

CFF 250mm RC (10")

SV80ST f/6 Triplet Refractor (not shown)

Astro-Physics Mach1GTO 

Moravian Instruments G3-16200 CCD Camera

Moravian EFW-3S-7 Filter Wheel 

QHY163M Camera

Atik EFW2 Filter Wheel

Atik OAG

Optolong 2" LRGB Filters

Astrodon 50mm 5nm Ha/OIII/SII Filters

Current Equipment

CFF 250mm RC

SV80ST f/6 Triplet Refractor

Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Moravian Instruments G3-16200

QHY163M

Observatory

The roll-off roof observatory was custom made as an extension of an existing deck. It is 7' x 7' and is conveniently placed right outside the patio door. The deck and observatory are elevated 5' off the ground so I have a good view of the entire sky above 25 degrees.

Previous Equipment

SV152 f/8 LZOS Triplet Refractor

APM115 f/7 "Classic" LZOS Refractor

Astro Tech AT8RC and AT65EDQ

Atik 383L+ Camera

Starlight Xpress Trius SX-694M

TEC140 f/7 Refractor

Losmandy G11 Gemini 2

SBIG STF-8300M Camera

Previous Widefield Imaging Setup

Lenses:
Vivitar SMC 135mm f/2.8
Takumar SMC 55mm f/2

Custom made bracket to hold the SX694 Camera

50mm guidescope:
"The Finder Guider"

Lodestar Autoguider

Belt-driven focus mechanism:  Robofocus motor with a cog wheel and belt