Equipment and Software

My current equipment includes a Software Bisque Paramount MYT. This mount is extremely stable and has excellent periodic error (2.3 arc sec measured) and can handle up to 50lbs of scope and accessories. I have this mount installed in my domed
observatory in my backyard.
NEW Feb 12) The roll off observatory has been retired to visual only. See my new “Observatory” page.

Stellarvue SV130 refractor on the Paramount MYT

I am currently using the QSI 583 camera and QSI 683 camera with broad and narrow band Astrodon 31mm filters and a SBIG STL 11K camera with Custom Scientific filters and a Astrodon 5nm Ha filter.

For traveling I have a Astrotrac portable pier system which is used with a Canon 60Da/6D modified DSLR cameras and several lenses. This system provides extremely nice wide field views of the sky.


I currently use the following software:

The SkyX (Planetarium, image acquisition, focusing, and Observatory control)
CCD Autopilot (Automation)
Astro MC (Dome Controller software from Foster Systems)
PixInsight (Image Processing)
Photoshop Creative Cloud (Image Processing)