"Three Little Pigs" Observatory

Astrophotography by Massimo Bernardi (scroll down)

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Equipaggiamento - Equipment

Attuale - Present

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Takahashi FSQ 106N - LBastro rings - centesimal micrometer for analogic focus

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"Officina Stellare" RC Carbon Truss 10" f 8 - 10Micron GM 2000 QCI Mount

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Takahashi FSQ 106N - SBIG STF 8300M/CFW8

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RC and FSQ 106N side by side in parking position.

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RC train: VSI Focuser - ONAG - SBIG ST10XME - SBIG ST8300M (guide)

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Imaging/guiding setup: SBIG ST10XME- ONAG - ZWO ASI 1600MM (guide)

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Van Slike Toadloader focuser with Robofocus
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Astrotech BA6 100mm bino with Astrofix locator.

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Coronado Solarmax II 90mm

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ZWO ASI 1600 MM

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Double Stack filter for Solarmax II

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Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro mount

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Astrotrac TT 320X AG

Passato - Past

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Celeston 11 - Vixen New Atlux with Skesnsor 2000PC - SBIG ST8XE

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Fluorostar 110 on 10Micron GM2000 QCI on the field.

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"Mandel" setup: ST 8 XE / Pentacon 300 f4 - Robofocus

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"A&M" Ritchey-Chretien 10" f8 on the field

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A&M RC - Fluorostar 110 - Takahashi FS 60C

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Takahashi FS 60C - Canon 20Da - SW EQ3 mount - SBIG STì

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RC imaging train: Van Slike Zerotator, SBIG AO8 - SBIG ST 10 XME/CFW 10 - balancing system for ST 10XME (From LBastro, so to avoid grip during rotation)

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RC optical train with Van Slike Toadloader focuser

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C11 imaging train

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WO Fluorostar Triple APO 1000/6.5 - Van Slike Slider 2 - ST8 XE/CFW8 - Vixen New Atlux

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Also Takahashi FS 60C and SBIG ST402 ME

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SkyWatcher EQ6 Pro mount

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A&M RC real cell with Van Slike Monster 3 focuser

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WO Megrez 90mm - Starlight Xpress SVX-H9 - Vixen Super Polaris mount

Takahashi FS 60C - Canon 20Da - SW EQ3 mount - SBIG STì

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Balancing system detail

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Custom OAG for AO8-ST10: double guide ccd rotating 360°