10" Maksutov-Cassegrain

10" Mak-Cass on 1200 Mount

Images By Roland Christen
All images were taken at the Astro-Physics observatory located in a heavily light-polluted commercial/industrial area. Because of the heavy sky glow, I have concentrated mainly on imaging the brighter objects like the solar system, double stars, globulars and planetary nebula. All the double star images are taken at a time around sunset when the seeing is very steady for a short period of time. This allows the 10" Mak-Cass to work at its best with sub-arc second resolution. Unfortunately, at this location the seeing after dark deteriorates rapidly and does not allow for really good planet images. Only by stacking a number of images can any detail be recorded.

Lunar/Planetary Images - HX516 Camera in 2x2 binned mode 14µ equivalent pixels @ f29.2

Copernicus &
Crater Chain

Central Peaks
of Copernicus

Mercury at Sunset

Jupiter Rotation

Saturn with Moons

Deep Sky Images - HX516 Camera in 2x2 binned mode 14µ equivalent pixels @ f14.



M13 Comparisons

Double Stars - All images taken with hand held digital camera pointing into an eyepiece.




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