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Tainter Lake Observatory

My Observatory

Enjoy my images of the night sky including the solar system and deep sky objects.   Click on the images shown above to see more photos of the observatory and images taken.  If interested in photos of neighborhood eagles click here.  Eagles

I have my  Meade 12” LX200-ACF scope mounted with a Optec-Lepus 6.2 focal reducer and the AO-8 adaptive optics device. Imaging will continue when we have clear skies.   My camera  for deep sky imaging is the  SBIG  ST-2000XCM. For Solar System imaging I usually use the Meade LPI camera and plan to start using the Orion Starshoot 5 MP Solar System Color Camera soon .  Focusing is done using Robo Focus.   All of the above can be controlled remotely from inside my house.

Visit my Clear Sky Clock for viewing predictions:   Clear Sky Clock

Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society     La Crosse Astronomical Society

Latest Images

Solar System Images

Deep Sky Images