The 8" f/4 Orion Astrograph

200/800mm f/4

Uploaded 4/1/10

Left: Our new instrument, inside the Birch Mesa Observatory in Payson, Arizona. The mount is an Astrophysics AP1200, and the cradle is the refurbished 8" schmidt camera cradle. On top is the Stellarvue SV80s 90mm f/4.8 - 6 astrograph. Either one can guide the other. On the focal plane is our SBIG ST10XME. Seen on this side of the cradle is an 8x50 non mirror image Amici prism finder from Orion, and on the other side is a Telrad finder.
 Close ups of the System: Click Thumbnail for an Enlarged view:

  Focuser with Canon XTi
  Flat field screen on back of door
  What you get in the box
   
         
Images with the Astrograph Click Thumbnail for an Enlarged view:
  NGC1893/IC410 In Auriga 2/19/10
Zeta Orionis First Light for 8" f/4 2/18/10
  M45 in Taurus First Light for 8" f/4 2/18/10
IC443 in Gemini 3/7/10
  NGC869/884 in Perseus 3/13/10
M78 Field in Orion 3/16/10
  M44 Star colors 3/20/10
  Comet SW-1 3/18/10
  Leo Trio 3/27/10
  M46 & NGC2438 4/3/10

         
         
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