Quick List: NewScope

Astro-Tech AT6RC Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph
Zhumell 10-Inch Dobsonian Reflector
8×50 RACI finderscope
Orion ShortTube 80mm f/5.0 refractor guide scope
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider
Celestron CG-5GT
Canon EOS Rebel T3 (EOS 1100D)
Meade DSI Pro II
Logitech Webcam
Various eyepieces/accessories/software



Astro-Tech AT6RC Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph

  • 6-inch aperture
  • Focal Length: 1370 mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/9
  • Optics: True Ritchey-Chretien hyperbolic mirror optical design

Celestron CG-5 Computerized Mount

  • CG-5GT computerized German Equatorial mount
  • NexStar Computer Control Technology




Zhumell Dobsonian Reflector Telescope

  • 10-inch aperture
  • Focal Length: 1250 mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/4.92
  • Finderscope: 8×50




radioMTM Scientific Radio Telescope

  • Tuner: Receives frequency bands of 406-410 MHz and 608-614 MHz
  • Dataq DI-194 data acquisition module recorder w/ WinDaq software
  • DX-611 YAGI antenna – frequency range of 608 -614MHz (UHF Channel 37)




eyepieceEyepieces and Filters

  • 1.25″ format: 4mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12.5mm, and 32mm Plossl eyepieces
  • 2″ format: SV30mm 68 degrees wide angle eyepiece
  • 2x Achromatic Barlow lens
  • Filters: Yellow, Orange, Light Red, Green, Light Blue, Polarizing Filter, and CrystalView moon




dsiMeade Deep Sky Imager Pro II

  • CCD Sensor: High Sensitivity Monochrome Sony EXview HADT CCD Sensor (ICX429ALL)
  • Chip Dimensions/Pixels: 5.59mm (w) x 4.68mm (h); 8mm diagonal (type 1/2) 752 x 582 pixels (437,664 pixels)
  • Filters: Red, Green, Blue, and IR
  • AutoStar Suite Software




cameraNikon Coolpix 990

  • This is the camera I used for most of the pictures on this site, including the ‘Eclipse’ picture. I’m afraid however, since this camera is so old and has so many bad pixels that it’s life has come to and end
  • 3.34 megapixel
  • 3x optical plus 4x digital zoom lens with autofocus




finderSky Object Locator

  • This is an instrument I designed and built to measure the position of objects in the sky
  • Measures inclination from 0° – 90° (vertical)
  • Measures 360° N-S-E-W (horizontal)





microscopeNikon Entomology 12

  • Stereo microscope
  • 1.25″ format: 10x, 20x eyepieces