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Astrophotography Photography of astronomical objects and events
  • Deep Sky Large (Latest)
  • Deep Sky Objects (old)
  • 2018 Gallery
  • Star Trail Video from NCO
  • Total Solar Eclipse page, Images only page and Selected Images page from August 21, 2017
  • Star Book Ten Video Guiding Test 01
  • Total Lunar Eclipse January 20-21, 2019 New
  • Observatory Sirius Observatory Home Model 7' 6" dia.
  • Telescope Meade 12" LX200R
  • Mount Astro-Physics 900GTO
  • Telescope eyepices
  • SMAS Southern Maryland Astronomical Society
  • Clear Sky Clock
  • Astronomy Day 2004
  • SMAS AllSky Camera
  • SMAS Sky Meter Camera
  • Observatory telescope history
  • Images taken with SMAS C14
  • Custom Hardware
    Software & Design
    AutoGuider Focuser Microcontroller (AGF)
  • PC control of telescope autoguider port and 2 focus motors
  • Custom focuser motor
  • Vixen DD-1 AutoGuider Relay Cable (AGRC)
  • Cable with circuit board to connect Vixen DD-1 to an ST-4 AutoGuider
  • Software Downloads
  • 3D Printer Parts
  • FS-128 and TEC-140
  • AP 130GT and TEC-140
  • Observing
     Planets, Moon & Sun
    LX200R Meade LX200R UHTC Advanced Coma Free
    305mm (12")
    3048mm FL - f/10.0
  • Flocking the telescope tube
  • FL102S Vixen FL102S Apochromatic Fluorite Refractor
    102mm (4")
    920mm FL - f/9.0
  • Diagram
  • Vixen Focuser adjustment
  • SV80S Stellarvue SV80S Apochromatic Triplet Refractor
    80mm (3")
    480mm FL - f/6.0
    VMC200L Vixen VMC200L Field Maksutov Cassegrain
    200mm (7.9")
    1950mm FL - f/9.75
  • VMC Reducer Tests
  • WO Z61 William Optics Zenithstar 61 FPL 53 Doublet APO Refractor
    61mm (2.40")
    360mm FL - f/5.9
  • Astrophotography
  • M703 Previous owned telescopes & mounts
    Vixen GP Vixen GP equatorial mount AP 900 Astro-Physics 900GTO CP3 equatorial mount Vixen SXD2 Vixen Sphinx SXD2 GOTO equatorial mount with Star Book Ten
    Other Observatories Visited
    • Smithsonian Journeys Astronomy in Arizona May 2017 Slides
    Links to other sites
    Astro-Physics Celestron Meade Stellarvue Vixen Orion Feather Touch Focusers MoonLite Focusers Sirius Observatories MegaStar Software
    Last updated 21-Jan-2019