12/02/2007. 20,500 visitors to the CGO website.
11/03/2007. Color imaging using a Canon EOS-1D DSLR camera will begin soon. The image scale is
0.94 arcsec/pix and 1.88 arcsec/pix binned 2x2 (four times better than the Canon EOS-350D). Diffraction Limited's MaxDSLR
software will be used.
10/24/2007. Cedar Glen and the observatory survive the Slide fire. Over 400 homes were destroyed in Grass
Valley, Running Springs, Fredalba and Green Valley Lake.
08/24/2007. The CGO's two year anniversary........
06/12/2007. Imaging with a Canon EOS-350D was attempted with poor results. The pixel size is just to
small for the scope's focal length. The image scale was 0.52 arcsec/pix.
06/10/2007. The Meade 400mm LX200GPS telescope is now mounted equatorially. This
was done for long exposure DSLR imaging.
12/31/2006. 10,000 visitors to the CGO website.
11/27/2006. The CGO's weather/webcam page is now available.
08/24/2006. The CGO's one year anniversary........
08/14/2006. Satellite internet thru WildBlue is now running. Live video is now available.......
06/29/2006. 77 Messier objects have been imaged....33 to go....
03/05/2006. Unable to image for the last 30 days due to weather.....
02/06/2006. 5000 visitors to the CGO website.
02/01/2006. Now using Envisage version 5.85 (Autostar Suite update 4).
01/31/2006. Live video should be available in February.
01/31/2006. The CGO website gets it's own domain name, thecgo.com
08/24/2005. First image taken at the CGO. Look in DSI-Pro images for more details
08/22/2005. Scope is now installed. Should be taking B&W images this week
06/25/2005. The pier adapter and floor leaves are complete. Plywood to cover the inside walls is next..
06/01/2005. The house and observatory have been delayed now until the end of July
2005. Although, the 400mm Meade LX200 has been delivered.