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Equipment Gallery

CFF135 f/6.7 Refractor 
SV80ST f/6 Refractor 

Astro-Physics 1100GTO 

Moravian Instruments G3-16200 CCD Camera
QHYCFW3-L Filter Wheel  Optolong LRGB  
Astrodon Ha/OIII/SII 

QHY163M & QHY183M CMOS Cameras
QHYCFW3-S Filter Wheel
Astrodon RGB/Ha/OIII/SII 


Current Equipment

CFF 250mm RC

SV80ST f/6 Triplet Refractor

Astro-Physics Mach1GTO


Moravian Instruments G3-16200



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

Starlight Xpress Trius SX-694M

Astro Tech AT8RC and AT65EDQ

Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Atik 383L+ Camera

TEC140 f/7 Refractor

Losmandy G11 Gemini 2

SBIG STF-8300M Camera

Previous Widefield Imaging Setup

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