Equipment

The observatory was completed in late fall, 2013. It is pictured here in Spring 2014, after painting but prior to landscaping.

Many images here were obtained using Canon camera lenses on a Losmandy G-11 mount. The observatory has made it possible to use larger telescopes. The two Takahashi refractors pictured here are in current use for wide field and intermediate focal length imaging. The small FSQ-106EDXIII has the SBIG ST-8300M CCD camera mounted on it. The larger format camera mounted on the Takahashi TOA-150 in the image below, is a SBIG STL-11000XM. The TOA-150 is shown on the Astro-Physics 1600GTO equatorial mount.

The largest instrument in use is the 14.5" f/6.7 iDK by AG Optics shown immediately below with the FSQ piggybacked atop it.

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