Images of the Heavens By Eric Af

Skies By Africa

Images of the Heavens By Eric Africa

Observatory/Equipment

Observatory:
I image primarily from my back yard. For the first few years of my imaging hobby, I set up and tore down each session. Early in 2008, I took delivery of a Sirius Observatory dome, which now houses most of my equipment. The dome is positioned in such a way that the entire sky is not visible from within it, so I still set up and tear down my portable setup in the backyard for targets outside the range of the dome.

Equipment:
I hesitate to list my equipment simply because it is in quite a bit of flux lately. Nevertheless, here is my equipment list as of February 2011. Please check back on a regular basis, as I hope to update this page soon.

Permanent Setup:
Astro-Physics AP1200GTO Mount
 
Portable Setup:
Takahashi EM200 Temma-II Mount
 
Optics:
Takahashi FSQ-106N
Vixen VC200L
Takahashi TOA-130F