AXA Observer GJL
Joao Greforio with cuurent remotely-operated telescope set-up. Observing
can be from the comfort of a computer at home.
Setting-up a new telescope in a group sliding roof observatory, mid-2009..
Copied from a magazine article.
Joao used to put the disassembled telescope in his car trunk and drive
to a remote site and manually monitor observing all night (depicted below).
This is how Joao used to observe, before he got smart and started observing
remotely... see next image:
Joao now observes from the comfort of his home office, while sipping tea
and listening to music!
Optics: Meade 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain with a Celestron 0.63 focal reducer
Mount: German Equatorial Losmandy G11 with Gemini
Camera: SBIG ST8XME NABG & CFW8
Filters: Schuler BVRI, CLR, BB
Observatory Type: Mobile (need to set it up for each observing session)
Location: Atalaia-Portugal, N38:44 W8:49
Also observes with a 10" Newtonian F4.8 and a 8" Schmidt-Newton F4
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Joao's friends who lend support as well as hardware: Alberto Fernando
(experienced visual observer), Jose Ribeiro (spectroscopy), Carlos Gouveia
(imaging), Filipe Alves (astrophotography) and Joao.
This site opened: October 16, 2007. Last Update: 2012.01.07