- Mesumount 200
This is my main mount and permanently set up in my observatory. Reasons for picking this friction-drive mount is its high tracking accuracy with a very small periodic error (<3 arcsec peak to peak). This is very convenient for photography purposes. Next to that I was able to purchase this mount at the introduction price which makes it an excellent value for money. More info here.
- Vixen GPD
This is my ‘grab and go’ mount. Not that easy to grab but is has gone to a lot of places.
- Astrosib 10″ f/8 Ritchey – Chrétien Astrograph
This narrow field telescope is used for deep sky photography purposes only. It delivers a nice flat field over a large area. This model has an exceptionally large image circle of 80mm diameter. Astrosib telescopes are renowned for their excellent optics. More info here.
- Takahashi FSQ106ED
The Tak is my main imaging refractor. I recently upgraded it with a Robofocus motorized focuser. More info here.
- Celestron C9.25 f/10 Schmidt Cassegrain
The C9.25 was my main planetary and lunar telescope for quite some years. I upgraded it with a Moonlite focuser. Since I acquired the C14 I don’t use it that often anymore. But I still keep it for when seeing conditions are not that good. More info here.
- Celestron C14 f/11 Schmidt Cassegrain
The second hand C14 is my main planetary and lunar telescope since 2014. More info here.
- William Optics Zenith Star 66mm Petzval ED
A nice little refractor which I used to have as a guiding scope. Now I use it occasionally for widefield stargazing.
- QHY9 (Alccd9)
My deep sky imaging camera, the QHY9 – KAF8300 monochrome CCD, 2-stage peltier cooled and with an automated filter wheel. More info here.
- Imaging Source DMK21AU(618) and DMK41AU02
These funny blue blocks are my planetary, lunar and solar cameras. The DMK21 used to be the standard AU04 version but I upgraded it with the much more sensitive icx618ala chip. The DMK41 has a larger CCD and is mainly used for making mosaics.
- Solarmax 60mm Ha filter
My solarmax filter is a pre-Meade model. It is solely used for solar H-alpha viewing. It has a passing bandwidth of 0.7 Ångstrom and thus blocks the sunlight for about 99.99%. It comes with the BF10 blocking filter.
- Color filters 2″ R, G, B and L from QHY
- Narrowband filters from Astronomik
- H-alpha 6nm 2″
- O3 12nm 2″
- SII 12nm 2″
- Televue Panoptic 35mm
- Televue Nagler 20mm type 2
- Televue Nagler 12mm type 4
- Televue Nagler 3-6mm zoom
- Vixen ‘silvertop’ Plossl 26mm
- WO spl 12.5mm
- Losmandy G11 with Gemini v4
- GSO RC8
- William Optics FLT110
- Vixen VMC200
- Vixen FL102s
- Celestron C8
- William Optics Megrez 110ED
- Meade LX90 LNT 8″
- Televue Pronto 70mm
- Meade ETX70
- Dobson Darkstar 6″
- QHY8 (Alccd6)
- Canon Eos 20D(a)
- Meade LPI