AXA Observer MQZ
Latest telescope configuration, a Celestron 11-inch with lot's of "support."
Manuel with main telescope system, an 8-inch Meade LX and SBIG CCD.
Megrez 110, portable system (foreground). In background is a friend's
Manuel Mendez getting ready to observe with his EQ6 Pro SkyScan (superceded
by an 8-inch Meade).
(An up-to-date picture showing the 8-inch telescope that Manuel now
uses is in the works.)
Optics: Celestron 11-inch
Observatory type: Patio
Optics: 8" Meade LX200 f/10
CCD: SBIG ST7-XME + CFW-9 BVR Johnson
Observatory Type: SRO (sliding roof observatory)
EQ6 Pro SkyScan
Meade SN 8" f/4
MX716 + V Johnson
Latitude = +36.5, ELongitude = -06.3
Cartes du Ciel for home observatory control of telescope, TheSky/Six for
laptop control of telescope. CCDSoft for control of SBIG CCD; Astroart3
for control of Starlight Xpress CCD. AIP4WIN for image analysis; sometimes
MaxImDL or MirPro for special issues (such as when more check stars are
needed). Excel for analysis and plots; FindGraph for special plot tasks.
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