Observatory Equipment 
The list below details the main equipment used at the observatory. At any given time some of this equipment may be out of service for maintenance or repair work. Meade

Meade 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a Meade Goto mount with GPS capability

The images below show the 14-inch Meade. In the right image you can see that the telescope is pointed at Venus







StarfireAstro-physics 155 mm Starfire EDFS apochromatic refractor on an Astro-physics 600E equatorial mount

The images below show the Starfire. In the right image you can see that the telescope is pointed at Venus



Celestron 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a Losmandy Titan German equatorial mountSchmidt-Cassegrain

  • This telescope was recently repaired and has not yet been remounted. The image below shows the telescope in operation before its repair.
  • Three Celestron 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. One of these is mounted on a Celestron CG-5 computerized mount. The other two are mounted on manually operated wedge-mounts.
  • Orion SkyQuest XT8 8-inch Dobsonian telescope.
  • Canon T2i digital SLR camera, modified to remove the filter that blocks infrared light.
  • Orion StarShoot autoguider.
  • A variety of 1.25-inch and 2-inch eyepieces.
  • A variety of filters, including solar filters, filters for the T2i camera, and colored filters for eyepieces.