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Equipment

In 2003 I decided to revive a childhood hobby,
and I purchased a Meade LXD-55 10" f/4 Schmidt-Newtonian telescope.
That was the beginning of a sequence of equipment that has produced these images.
Some of that equipment I still use; some has been sold (i.e, recycled into other equipment):

(* marks current imaging setup)
Cameras:
Olympus OM-1 film camera
DSI-color (2005)
DSI-Pro monochrome (2006)
Canon digital rebel DSLR (2007) (modified by Hap Griffin: < http://www.hapg.org/astrocables.htm)
SBIG ST-4000XCM (2009)
SBIG STL-11000 (2010)
*SBIG STXL-11002 + FW8G filter wheel

Telescopes:
Meade LXD-55 10" Schmidt-Newtonian (2003)
William Optics Zenithstar 66mm refractor (2005)
* Takahashi FSQ 106N refractor (2010)
* 12.5" Hyperion (Harmer-Wynne corrected Cassegrain) (2010)

Mounts: Meade LXD-55 (2003)
Meade LXD-75 (2005)
Astro-Physics 900 GTO (2007)
* Astro-Physics 1200 GTO (2010)

In the fall of 2006, I was graciously offered space in one of the observatories at
the MAC-Hunter Astronomical Observing Site: < http://www.machunter.org/
Current Imaging Setup
Current Imaging Setup
Schmidt-Newtonian in observatory
Schmidt-Newtonian in observatory
Early setup:  LXD-55 in the field
Early setup: LXD-55 in the field
Night at the observatory
Night at the observatory
Old Observatory, pre-warm room
Old Observatory, pre-warm room
Warm room construction -- Aug 2010 through February 2013
:: Warm room construction -- Aug 2010 through February 2013 ::
warm room entrance
warm room entrance
Observatory south side - closed
Observatory south side - closed
Observatory south side - open
Observatory south side - open
All 5 observatories at the site
All 5 observatories at the site