Welcome to the equipment section.
Below is an overview of all equipment currently in use for both astrophotography as well as visual purposes. Most of the equipment is still being used although some also has been sold or is now obsolete.
All images are clickable and will open a window with a larger version.
At the bottom of the page there is a small section with previously used/owned equipment.
Any questions, comments or remarks, please use the contact page.
All of the different telescopes and other optical equipment used for imaging and (auto)guiding.
Permanent set up in an observatory, this is currently the mount which is used for imaging. The Losmany G-11 has been upgraded from the standard version to Gemini GoTo and the standard worm has been replaced by an “Ovision” precision worm.
All of the cameras currently in use, or previously used for both imaging as well as autoguiding.
The SBIG ST-8300M is currently the main imaging camera.
The Canon 350D has been extensively used in the past as it had a MUCH better noise signature than the Canon 20D.
As telescopes are always a compromise by design, different types of optical correctors need to be used to obtain a “flat field of view”.
As the ST-8300M is a monochrome camera, filters are needed to record color data. Specialised filters are needed as well to record light at very specific wavelengths.
Furthermore the ever increasing light pollution problem also needs to be handled by filters blocking unwanted light.
Everything else which does not fall into any of the above categories.
All of below equipment is either no longer used or sold.
Most but not all equipment have an image available, otherwise it is just listed as text.
Meade 254/1140mm (10″ f4.5) – Starfinder Newton & Mount