My setup today includes a Celestron CGE mount with both a Celestron 9 1/4" SCT and a Meade 10" SN. The mount is rock solid and after owning many other marginal mounts, this one is definitely a keeper. I started with an STV and a Taurus Hyper-Camera to shoot film. I have since sold the STV and will be trying my hand at CCD with a new SBIG ST-2000 color camera.
|Here are some pics of my Observatory while under construction (spring 2004)|
Here are some shots of the finished product. It will always be an ongoing project. I find new things to tweak every week. If you like to observe often this is the only way to go.
|A couple of views with the roof rolled back and ready for an evening of good viewing.|
|Pictures of the inside looking north and south respectively.|
|Pictures of my astrophotography setup before building the observatory. I was using a Taurus Hyper camera and STV for auto guiding. I still have the Hyper camera and use it occasionally||