METROPOLITAN SKIES
By Dave Trapani
SkyRunner
S
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Conditions
Inside SkyRunner
Here is a list of equipment that I use
inside the observatory:

Telescopes:
Meade LX200 14GPS
Meade LX200R 10"
Orion ED80 F/7.5 APO
Televue TV 60 F/6 Imaging System
Orion 100mm F/6
Coronado Instruments Maxscope 40

Cameras:
Lumenera Infinity 2-1
Meade LPI - Lunar Planetary Imager
Meade DSI - Deep Sky Imager
Orion Planetary Imager
Starlight Express MX7C
Starlight Express H9C
SBIG 5-C
Canon Digital Rebel 350XT Modified by Hutech

Computers/Networking:
Two HP Pavilion PCs - One to handle
autoguiding the telescope and the other to
run several simultaneous cameras.  There is
also a Dell Inspiron laptop that I take to remote
dark sky site field trips.
There is a wireless G Network from Linksys.  
The observatory is linked to an office inside
my house for remote operation over I/P or
802.11g.

Processing Software:
Adobe Photoshop
Registax 3
Noise Ninja
IMerge
HP Image Zone
AIP4WIN

Image Capture Software:
Meade Autostar Suite Envisage
MaxIm DL Ver.4
COOA Astrovideo
Starlight Express Image Capture
Lumenera Infinty Capture

Navigation Software:
Starry Night Pro 5
Virtual Moon Atlas
Below I have shown some of the
devices, cameras and other
equipment that I use to digitally
capture the night sky.  
The new TV 60 IS Imaging System by
Televue.  This is mounted along side
the Orion ED 80mm F/7.5.  The TV 60 IS
is a 60mm F/6 APO refractor.
Here is the Orion Apo before the new
arrival was mounted.
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