My current setup, shown above has evolved over a number of years. It comprises of a 7"TMB refractor mounted on a Paramount ME.  

Originally the dome housed  a 12” LX200 which was a great scope to learn on and I highly recommend this to anyone wishing to learn astro-photography.


Then I moved on to an Astro-Physics AP1200 with a Meade 14” telescope mounted on the top. I loved this telescope but it was too wide for the dome and I had to regularly run down to the dome and move the opening.


In the other dome I use to have a Takahashi refractor  which I tried to use for imaging, but I found running two telescopes at once for imaging, too time consuming. 

Therefore, I decided to keep the dome for solar observing and moved the Astro-Physics refractor in there with a Solarmax90 Ha filter system.

The third dome is a recent acquisition and houses a C11 used for lunar and planetary imaging.


Equipment List