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Observatory Parameters
Feb 23
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
First Quarter
11:33 01:00

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Abilene, Texas, United States

Member since Nov 2015

Equipment

Telescopes / lenses

  • Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT) 305/3048 mm LX90 ACF 12in
  • Meade Apochromatic 130/910 mm 6000 ED O Triple 130mm Refractor
  • Meade StarLock Refractor 80mm StarLock
  • Astromania Refractor 60/240 mm Astromania 60mm Compact Deluxe Finder & Guidescope Kit with 1.25" Double Helical Focuser
  • Nikon Lens 55-200mm AFS- Nikkor 55-200mm lense
  • Meade Apochromatic 70/350 mm series 6000 70mm Astrogr h Quadruplet O Refractor

Cameras

  • Nikon D5100
  • Celestron Nightscape CCD (CCD)
  • SBIG STF-8300C (CCD)
  • Meade StarLock (CCD)
  • Celestron Neximage Burst C (CMOS)

Mounts

  • Alt-azimuth tripod Meade
  • Equatorial Meade LX850

Software

  • Astrofx
  • SBIG CCDOps 5.58
  • Photoshop Elements 14
  • RSPEC Spectrophotmetry Software
  • RegiStax 6

Filters

  • Lumicon Light pollution Deep Sky 2.00"
  • Field Tested Systems Spectroscopy Star Analyzer (SA 100) 1.25"

Accessories

  • Field flattener Meade Series 6000 3in 2-Element Field Flattener 3.00"
  • Focal reducer Celestron 0.63 SCT reducer 2.00"
  • Focal reducer TPO 0.5x Focal Reducer 2.00"
  • Focal reducer 0.5x Focal Reducer 1.25"

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