Telescope and Camera Equipment

 

Telescope

 

Celestron 8

The main telescope is 8-inch f/10 (f/6,3) Schmidt-Cassegrain with Advanced Astro Master.

Occasionall telescope

 

Celestron 14

Schmidt-Cassegrain 356/3910 mm f/11 (used between 1994 - 1999)

 

Celestron 11

Schmidt-Cassegrain 280/2800 mm with reducer f/ 6,3 and off axis system for astrophotography.

 

Telescopes - Specifications

 

Name

Celeston 8 Celestron 11 Celestron 14
Optical Desing

Schmidt - Cassegrain

Aperture 203 mm 280 mm 356mm
Focal lenght 2030 mm 2800 mm 3910 mm
Focal ratio 10 10 11
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14 14,7 15,2
Resolution 0,6" 0,5" 0,3"
Lowest Useful Magnification 34 X 47 X 59 X
Highest Useful Magnification 400 X 560 X 700 X
Eyepiece ø 31,8 - 50,8 mm 31,8 - 50,8 mm 31,8 - 50,8 mm
Mount Super Polaris Dual Fork Arm Dual Fork Arm
O.T.A. lenght 432 mm 597 mm 762 mm
Telescope weight 5,0 kg 12,5 kg 22,7 kg
Telescope, tripod and mount weight 18 kg 30 kg 53 kg
 

My first serius Telescope

Newton 140/1417

 

A 140 mm f/10 Newtonian I had bought for me in 1980, and I used until 1988.


Other equipment

 

CCD Cameras by Santa Barbara Instrument Group, Inc.

 

ST-7XMEI (right)

ST 4 guider/camera

 


Binoculars: 11 x 80, 20 x 60, 7 x 50 

Photographic cameras, classic and digital: Zenith, Olympus, Nikon and Canon. The main cameras: Canon EOS 50E, Canon 300D and Canon 350D.

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