The 1200GTO In Action

Astro-Physics 1200GTO - proven performance in the observatory and on the field. We've showcased a number of 1200GTOs with a wide variety of instruments on board. Many thanks to those who shared their images and comments.

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Telescope Owner
16" Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain Keith Allred, Oregon
12.5" Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain Larry Denmark, New Hampshire
12.5" Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain Derrick Farley, United Kingdom
18" f4.5 Newtonian, 155 mm f7 and 105 f6 Astro-Physics Refractors Ray Gralak, California
12.5" F/9 Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain Richard Jacobs , Arizona

Astro-Physics 180 mm f7 Starfire, 235 mm f4.3 Fast Max, and Star12 ED 120mm f8.5 guidescope

Mark Jenkins and Trent Kjell, Illinois
12.5" Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain Bert Katzung, California
Astro-Physics 155 mm f7 StarFire EDF and a 14" Schmidt-Cassegrain David Lakey, North Carolina
12.5" Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain Joe Marietta, Virginia
12.5" Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain William McLaughlin, Oregon
6" f7.5 StarFire Refractor Greg Mueller, Washington
180 mm f9 Starfire EDT Tom Richards, Australia
10" f20 Maksutov-Cassegrain Eric Roel, Mexico
14" f11 Schmidt Cassegrain and Astro-Physics 130 mm f6 StarFire Ajai Sehgal, Washington
14" f11 Schmidt Cassegrain and 125 mm f15 Maksutov-Cassegrain B. Edwin Siemenn, New York
Astro-Physics 155 mm f7 StarFire EDF and 80mm Guidescope Phillip Smith, New York
Astro-Physics 155 mm f7 StarFire EDFS and 105mm f6 Traveler EDFS Refractors Daniel Verschatse, Chile
Astro-Physics 155 mm f7 StarFire EDF and 106 mm Refractors Carl Wellman, Texas
16" Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain RC Optical Systems

If you would like to be included in this gallery, please e-mail your favorite digital photo (.jpg please) of you with your equipment to We'd love to have a short description of your setup and comments that you would like to share.  Please include written permission to use the information and photos on our web site. Also, let us know if you would prefer that we use just your initials rather than your whole name.
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