The Cedar Glen Observatory

Observatory Equipment
Du Bois Aviation
Observatory Automation
Observatory Construction
Observatory Equipment
Old Roll-Off Observatory
Old Observatory Equipment
Apogee Alta U6 MPO/Images
DSI Pro B&W Images
Old 1004X B&W CCD Images
Old House Photos

I purchased a 2.5m Observadome from Astromart. My father, a friend and I picked it up in Northern Ca. on November 19th, 2004. We had to disassemble it, and trailer it home.
It was installed on the new observatory on March 5th, 2005 (ref. observatory construction).



Info. on the Observadome can be found here.

Astromart can be found here.

A Meade 16" LX200 GPS with standard coatings was ordered from O.P.T. on 04/22/2005. The scope was delivered on July 17th, 2005 .  It was mounted polar on a custom pier. 
Imaging is now done with a modified 3" TPO temp. compensating focuser, Apogee Alta U6 camera and a Celestron 0.63 focal reducer to shorten the 4064mm focal length down to 3500mm (f8.7) which yields a field of view of 24.1 x 24.1 arc-minutes.
Scope/camera/dome control is done with the SkyX.

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O.P.T. can be found here

The Apogee camera can be found here

The 16" Meade LX200 can be found here

All images on this site are subject to copyright and must not be reproduced without permission from the Cedar Glen Observatory