Flat panel prototype
Flat panel prototype
Looks nice and neat, not typical
Looks nice and neat, not typical
You can see the roof of the Annex covered in the snow a couple of weeks ago. Just swallowing up the screw drive opener for JRO.  This is not good and is the driver for the automated roof snow/ice melt system.
You can see the roof of the Annex covered in the snow a couple of weeks ago. Just swallowing up the screw drive opener for JRO. This is not good and is the driver for the automated roof snow/ice melt system.
TACS 7.1 in action on New Year's Eve 2020 across my 4 monitors imaging the Rosette nebula in narrowband on both my FSQ85 and RC simultaneously.
TACS 7.1 in action on New Year's Eve 2020 across my 4 monitors imaging the Rosette nebula in narrowband on both my FSQ85 and RC simultaneously.
This is a screenshot of me imaging the Rosette nebula on the left with the RC and on the right with the Takahashi
This is a screenshot of me imaging the Rosette nebula on the left with the RC and on the right with the Takahashi
Atik 16200 w/ Atik EF3 sporting Chroma 3nm filters and an Atik OAG leveraging a Lodestar carried by a Moonlite WR25 rotator and focuser on my 14" GSO RC telescope
Atik 16200 w/ Atik EF3 sporting Chroma 3nm filters and an Atik OAG leveraging a Lodestar carried by a Moonlite WR25 rotator and focuser on my 14" GSO RC telescope
Atik 16200 w/ Atik EF3 sporting Chroma 3nm filters and an Atik OAG leveraging a Lodestar carried by a Moonlite WR25 rotator and focuser on my 14" GSO RC telescope
Atik 16200 w/ Atik EF3 sporting Chroma 3nm filters and an Atik OAG leveraging a Lodestar carried by a Moonlite WR25 rotator and focuser on my 14" GSO RC telescope
Snow doesn't stop me!
Snow doesn't stop me!
Snow doesn't stop me!
Snow doesn't stop me!
Snow doesn't stop me!  The roof was real heavy with it being 1/2 covered in snow.  I had to help it open and close.  If the snow melt system works well on the Annex, I may do the same for JRO's roof.
Snow doesn't stop me! The roof was real heavy with it being 1/2 covered in snow. I had to help it open and close. If the snow melt system works well on the Annex, I may do the same for JRO's roof.

JRO News

Latest News

13-Feb:     Working on a rpi controlled flat panel that moves with a linear actuator for RASA/Tak flats.

30-Jan:     After 6 months, I have a RASA back in the mix!            Thank You CELESTRON!!!

8-Jan:     Attempted collimation, better results!

1-Jan:     Atik 16200 on RC, my collimation is improving but still not perfect, stars are not pinpoint and round.

18-Dec:     Atik 16200 First Light on my 14" RC.  Initial results look good, it will take some time to dial it in.

18-Dec:     See my JRO Annex for project on my warm room shed for storage.

17-Dec:     I'm testing out different roof ice dam prevention systems to try and help 3 key areas:

1. The screw drive

2. The tracks

3. The roof of JRO Annex when it's complete. There is not much clearance between the bottom of the moving roof and the fixed roof of the annex.