My Astronomy Equipment and Tools
William Optics FLT110 telescope with dedicated field flattener: 110mm aperture, 770mm focal
length for a focal ration of 7.
William Optics Megrez 72 telescope: 72mm aperture, 432mm focal length for a focal ration of 6.
Refractor that I mainly use for guiding
NEQ6 Pro mount
QHY9 mono camera and filterwheel
QHY LRGB filters and Baader H
a, SII and OIII
Pentax K200D DSLR (see my notes on the use of the K200D for astrophotography)
Orion Starshoot guide camera
Philips SPC900NC webcam
Computer and Software
NEC laptop running Windows 7 that I use to run the equipment and image processing.
EQMOD for controlling the mount.
Pempro for periodic error measurement and correction and polar alignment.
MaxFocus for focussing using the Robofocus system.
MaxIm DL for correction of images, focussing, camera control and guiding.
The Sky pro planetarium
CCD Commander for automation of image collection
CCDStack for the stacking of images
RegiStax for the alignment of lunar and planetary images
Photoshop CS5 for final image processing