Earlier setup included the Meade 10" LX200, JMI motofocuser , and ST-6 Camera.


Installed Spring 2003: Paramount ME with Meade 12" LX200 OTA , ST-9XE camera and JMI.Also, I use the Bisque Suite of software: TheSky, CCDSoft, Orchestrate, T-Point, for supernova hunting. EFL with focal reducer 2292 mm @ f/7.5, pixel resolution 1.8 arc sec/pixel.


Present setup: Paramount ME with Meade 16" LX200 OTA, ST-9XE and MoonLite Focuser. Telescope is mounted in an Andy Homeyer cradle to minimize flexure problems. EFL with focal reducer 2290 mm @ f/5.6, pixel resolution 1.8 arc sec/pixel. Collimation is critical with this system - CCD Inspector makes collimation easy. I also use FocusMax to maintain perfect focus while patrolling for supernovae.