"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."

INFORMATION ABOUT MY EQUIPMENT

Astro -Tech 12" 304 mm ø f/8 2432 mm focal length Ritchey - Chrétien Astrograph Carbon fiber Serrurier truss design.

Observatory setup Astro - Tech 12" Ritchey - Chrétien Reflector Astrograph mounted on a Orion EQ 8 HDX 110
Skywatcher 80 ED 600 mm f/7,5 and a custom built 300mm Finder Scope.



Moonlite NiteCrawler 2 Axis Worm Drive Focuser - Rotator
Camera SBIG STF 8300 CCD Mono and 8 position filter wheel
loaded with LRGB Broadband, and Ha OIII and SII Narrowband Filters, OAG-Sti - Autoguider .

Primalucelabs AIRY APO 65F Apochromatic refractor has a quadruplet lens composed by a front FPL - 53 triplet
and a intergrated field flattener. 65mm ø f/6 420 mm focal length.





Orion EQ8 HDX 110 Mount


Software Used:
Image Capture / Camera Control:  The Sky X Pro, Maxim DL 5, CCD Autopilot, Sky Surveyor, SkyFlats Assistant

Focusing: 
Focus Max

Autoguiding: 
PHD2 

Planetarium: 
The Sky X Pro

Plate Solving: 
The Sky X Imagelink

Image Calibration and Stacking and initial Post Processing: 
PixInsight 1.8

Post Processing: 
Photoshop CC 2017, HLVG, Carboni's Actions-Astronomy Tools,  Gradient Xterminator, Annie's Actions, Pixinsight 1.8 




THE ULTIMATE MAN CAVE

My backyard observatory completed in july 2014 (10'x10' ) with a 8' Explora Dome.



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