the equipment

An observatory is always under construction and the telescopes will change over time. Beside the large collection of scopes I inherited I will also test new equipment for my astrophotography. One thing is set: The mount is a trusty Losmandy G11 with Gemini2 Goto installed. This beautiful piece of machinery is “Made in USA”. The build quality is top-notch and the capacity quite often underestimated, thats something you don’t hear often about equatorial mounts…

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At all times I have two telescopes installed side-by-side. The main telescope for planetary imaging is a Celestron C11 SCT, currently under pro-active maintenance. Because of this my Celestron C8 EdgeHD and a William Optics Spacecat are installed for astrophotography. My main astrophotography camera is the ZWO ASI1600MM Pro, but a full-frame Sony A7Riii is also used occasionally.

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A Celestron C8 EdgeHD on a Vixen Polaris in front of the night sky.