Old Equipment


Originally the dome housed  a 12” LX200 which was a great scope to learn on and I highly recommend this to anyone wishing to learn astro-photography. But the drive is not great for deep sky photography and focusing is even harder. 

Then I moved on to an Astro-Physics AP1200 with a Meade 14” telescope mounted on the top. I loved this telescope but it was too wide for the dome and I had to regularly run down to the dome and move the opening. 

In the other dome I use to have a Takahashi refractor  which I tried to use for imaging, but I found running two telescopes at once for imaging, too time consuming. 

Therefore, I decided dedicate each dome to a certain type of observing.