Equipment and Software


My current equipment includes a Software Bisque Paramount MYT. This mount is extremely stable and has excellent periodic error (2.3 arc sec measured) and can handle up to 50lbs of scope and accessories. I have this mount installed in my new domed
observatory in my backyard.
(
NEW Feb 12) The roll off observatory has been retired to visual only. See my new “Observatory” page.

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Stellarvue SV130 refractor on the Paramount MYT

I am currently using the QSI 583 camera with Astrodon 31mm filters and a SBIG STL 11K camera with Custom Scientific filters.

For traveling I have a Astrotrac portable pier system which is used with a Canon 350D/5D DSLR camera and several lenses. This system provides extremely nice wide field views of the sky.
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SOFTWARE

I currently use the following software:

The SkyX (image acquisition, Observatory control)
Focus Max (Automated focusing)
CCD Autopilot (Automation)
The SkyX (Planetarium)
Astro MC (Dome Controller)
PixInsight (Image Processing)
Photoshop CS6 (Image Processing)