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Equipment Gallery

 

CFF135 f6.8 Refractor 
CFF105 f6 Refractor

Astro-Physics 1100GTO 

ASI6200MM Pro
ASI2600MC Pro
Chroma LRGB
Astrodon Ha/OIII/SII 
ZWO 7x50 Filter Wheel
ZWO M68 OAG

Current Equipment

CFF135 f6.8

CFF105 f6

Astro-Physics 1100GTO

ZWO ASI6200MM Pro

ZWO ASI2600MC Pro

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

CFF250RC

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

Moravian Instruments G3-16200

TEC140 f/7 Refractor

Losmandy G11 Gemini 2

SBIG STF-8300M Camera

SV80ST f/6 Triplet Refractor

QHY163M

QHY183M

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