Past Equipment

Past Telescopes / Mounts
Takahashi TSA-102S
Takahashi EM-10 USD3 mount
Coronado PST solar telescope
Kenko SkyMemo R camera tracker EQ mount
Celestron 8" EdgeHD
Takahashi FC-65 (guidescope)
Takahashi NJP Temma 2 EQ mount w/ JP-S tripod
Custom portable pier for NJP
Takahashi Epsilon 130
Takahashi EM-200 Temma Jr. EQ mount
Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II
Losmandy G-11 Gemini EQ mount
Celestron Ultima C9.25, circa 1995
Celestron Nexstar 4
Celestron Byers C8, circa 1984
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini EQ mount
Celestron 80ED f/7.5 refractor
Meade LXD55 SN6-AT
Hardin DSH 12 - 12" Dobsonian
Celestron ST80 80mm f/5 refractor
Meade ETX70-AT
Bushnell 60mm refractor

Past Photographic Accessories / Cameras / Misc Gear
FLI Microline 8300 CCD camera
FLI CFW-1-5 w/ Optec LRGB and 8nm Ha filters
Optec TCF-Si automated focuser
Orion Starshoot Autoguider
SBIG ST-4000 XCM CCD Camera
SBIG ST-2000 XCM CCD Camera
SBIG ST-7 XME Class 1 CCD Camera
Canon Digital Rebel (300D) Digital SLR
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L lens
Canon 70-200mm f/4L lens
Meade DSI Pro w/ ScopeStuff shutter
Takahashi TOA 2.7" Flattener
Takahashi TOA 1.6x Extender
Takahashi TOA 0.75x Reducer / Flattener
Astronomik 2" IR Blocking Filter
Astronomik 13nm H-Alpha filter
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                        Current Equipment

OOUK ODK10 f/6.8 Optimized Dall Kirkham
Pentax 125SDP Petzval Quadruplet Apo refractor
StellarVue SV70T Triplet Apo refractor with reducer/flattener
Astro Sky 12" f/5 truss Dobsonian
Lunt 60THA/B12C solar telescope
William Optics 22 x 70 ED Apo binoculars
Nikon 8.5 x 56 Monarch ATB binoculars

Apogee U16000 Class 2 monochrome CCD camera
Optec IFW 2" Filter Wheel
Astrodon 5nm H-alpha and LRGB Gen 2 I Series filters
IDAS 2" Light Pollution Suppression filter (LPS-P2)
Canon 5D Mk II DSLR
Canon 450D Rebel XSi DSLR - IR modified by Lifepixel
Sony A6000 MIRC

Photo Lenses and Accessories
Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS lens
Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS lens
Canon 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS lens
Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens
Canon 85mm f/1.8 lens
Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS lens
Canon 1.4x II Extender
Canon 2x II Extender
Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens
Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 lens
Rokinon 35mm T/1.5 Cine lens
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens
Novoflex Nikon lens adapter for Canon EOS
IDAS 77mm Light Pollution Suppression filter (LPS-P2)
Canon TC80-N3 Intervalometer

Astro Systeme Austria DDM60 Pro direct drive EQ mount
Manfrotto 3011BN (055) tripod
Manfrotto 3275 (410) Jr. geared head
Universal Astronomics Unistar Heavy Deluxe
Universal Astronomics T-mount for binos

Autoslew for ASA mounts by Philip Keller
Sequence 9 for ASA mounts
MaxIm DL v6.23
TheSky 6 Serious Astronomer edition
Sequence plate-solving software
PinPoint Astrometry software by DC3 Dreams
Photoshop CC - with Actions by Noel Carboni
Gradient Xterminator plug-in by Robert Gendler
Nebulosity 2.3

Eyepieces / Barlows
Pentax 5.2mm XL
Pentax 7mm XW
Pentax 10mm XW
Pentax 20mm XW

Visual Filters
Lumicon 2" Rotating Polarizer filter
Lumicon 2" H-Beta filter
DGM 2" Galaxy Contrast filter
Baader 2" Moon and Skyglow filter
Celestron 2" UHC / LPR filter
Lumicon 2" OIII filter

Other Visual Gear
Astrotech 2" 99% Dielectric Diagonal
Kendrick 2" Laser Collimater
Telrad Finder
Pocket Sky Atlas
Sky Atlas 2000.0 Deluxe
Lightwedge w/ carry case
Orion large accessory case