Equipment
Primary Deep Sky Imaging setup:
RC Optical Systems Carbon Truss 24"
(0.61M) Telescope with Ion Milled f/7.8
optics. The system has a peak-to-valley
wavefront variation of 0.1 wave, 0.021
RMS, and an approximate Strehl Ratio of
0.983. The telescope is carried by an
RCOS Professional Series Equatorial Fork
Mount.

SBIG STX16803 with AstroDon 50mm
square CRGBHa[5nm]OIII[3nm]g'r'i'z'
filters in an Apogee AFW50-10S filter
wheel. AstroDon MegaMOAG off-axis
guider, SBIG AO-X with SBIG Remote
Guide Head.  BVRcIc filters available on
MBA CDK24.

Wide field imaging:
AP 155EDF with 4" Field Flattener.
AP 0.76xTelecompressor/Flattener.
Software Bisque Paramount ME.
SBIG STL6303E/AO-L with CBB, Ha,
SII, OIII, LRGB filters.  NIR-L, UV, g', r',
i', and z'  available. SBIG ST 402ME.


Solar:
Baader Herschel Wedge; Coronado
SolarMaxII 90mm/BF30 on AP155EDF
for high resolution, and Coronado
SM60/BF15 on TeleVue Pronto for wide
angle portability.  Point Grey Grasshopper
Express 6MP firewire camera.  Baader
Calcium-K filter.

Planetary:
Celestron C-14; Point Grey FLEA-3
(Firecapture software), Lumenera
LU135M (Lucam Recorder software) and
Homeyer motorized filter wheel.
C/UV/IRpass/R/G/B.

SBIG Seeing Monitor
SBIG Allsky Camera
Boltwood Cloud Sensor
RCOS Mirror Cleaning and Re-coating

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Milky Way
Solar System
Observatory
New Images
Galaxies
Field of View Comparison.
Field curvature data RCOS 24
STL6303E above/ STX16803 below
Seeing Monitor
Test links
RCOS 24 installed November 11, 2011.  Moved to Mt. Lemmon November 17, 2014
Flat panel installations.
Photometric filter-CCD
camera QE overlay.
Telescope optical park sensor
STX16803 image train
Telescope pointing models
using Tpoint.
Visual equipment
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