My Astrophotos    The CGE Project

My Equipment
    SkyWatcher HEQ5
      Highly modified with:
        Rajiva electronics and Conrad gears
        Mahogany legs
        Tuned and tweaked
        Heavy counterweight shaft
    Celestron CGE
      Mount part deux (with mods etc.)
    AstroTech 65 Quadruplet
      A small, wide-field astrograph
    Orion 10" f/3.9 Imaging Newtonian
      The big gun
    Baader MPCC III
      Coma corrector
    Stellarvue SV70ED
      Guider and Imaging tube
      A small, light and effective guidescope
    Stellarvue 80/9D
      No Link
    Nikon D810A
      Finally a full-frame astro-ready camera
    Nikon D90
      Not modified
    Byers CamTrak
      Camera tracker - no links
    Camera Lenses and accessories
      Nikkor 28mm f/2.8
      Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
      Nikkor 135mm f/2.8
      Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 ED
      Nikkor 300mm f/4.5 EDIF
      Takumar SMC 400mm f/4 with Nikon F adapter

      Wireless Intervalometers (one for each camera)
      TOGA Intervalometer (fits either camera)
    SBIG ST-4 Guider
      I have two, one with a flip mirror and one without
General projects and pages
Astrophotography projects
Power delivery
Focus controllers etc.
    The Bahtinov Mask
      The absolute BEST focusing aid. Achieving critical focus is now so easy that a child could do it.
    Bahtinov mask Adobe Illustrator files
      These files are conversions from the Scalable Vector Graphics files generated by the on-line Bahtinov generator. Many popular telescopes are in the list.

    Watch this page for my up-coming stepper focus controller with RS232 communications
Mount projects