We are now happy with the equipment that has accumulated for the observatory. The summary:


  1. In the main observatory dome, there is a RCOS Ritchey Chretien 20″ scope, on a Paramount ME mount.
  2. In the second dome, the “Dall House”, there is a PlaneWave 17″ Dall Kirkham scope, on a Paramount ME II mount.
  3. The Observation deck of the observatory holds an Intes Micro 10″ Mak MC 203/ 2030, which goes on the AP 900 GTO mount.


  1. Apogee U9000 Imaging Camera: with 3056 x 3056 pixels at 12 microns, this imager sports a very large chip size.
  2. STF-8300 Color, full frame CCD: based on Kodak’s KAF-8300, 8.3 megapixel, with a 3326 x 2504 pixel array at 5.4 microns.

RCOS Ritchey-Chretien 20”

PlaneWave CDK 17″ Dall Kirkham

Intes Micro 10 teleescope

10″ Dobsonian, on the Observation Deck

Software Bisque Paramount ME and ME II

Apogee U9000 CCD Camera

SBIG STF-8300C CCD Camera

Technical Innovations Pro Dome 15′