Cold Spring Observatory

Cold Spring, Kentucky USA

           

Cold Spring Observatory Summer Morning July 2006

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The Observatory houses a 10" Meade LX200 ACF telescope for deep sky imaging and a 66mm Astro-Tech telescope for wide field imaging.

The scopes are computer control using The Sky Astronomy Software and MaxIM DL 4. Four computer are used, one for camera and telescope control one for image processing one for general computing and web access, and one for dome access to the three control room computers.

A Santa Barbra Instrument Group (SBIG) 2000XM CCD Camera with CFW-8 Color Filter Wheel and A07 Adaptive Optics Unit is used for deep sky imaging and a Meade DSII is used for planetary imaging and autoguiding.

The Telescope Room is 10 X 10 and a 10 X 10 control room which is heated and air conditioned.


           

            Cold Spring Observatory Control Room                     Preparing for tonight's imaging run

   

                Looking  from Control Room to Scope Room                           Meade 10" LX 200 ACF Telescope

      

  Looking from Scope Room to Control Room                  Max and Samantha Supervising

 

   SBIG ST2000 / CFW8 / A07 Adaptive Optics


CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

    

Setting seven piers - six for building and one for scope mount

  

Samantha and Max Supervising Construction and my wife Ann "You're spending how much?"

   

    

The Girls Approve

    

       

     

 

Summer August 2006

Winter February 2007

   


Construction Started on March 15, 2003

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