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Roper Mountain Astronomers

Samuel Horton, Jr. 

I've always had a curiosity about "what's up there" but didn't know how to see it.

Now, I've been an amateur astronomer for 9 years and been a member of Roper Mountain Astronomers for almost two years. I am currently using a 16" Meade Lightbridge telescope which I dubbed "Chewbacca" for the noise it makes while I'm setting up. Mostly been into planetary objects and lunar observing with a hunger and desire for the deep sky targets. Now with a newly purchased Celestron CGX11 EdgeHD I might be a little closer to my goal!

7 photo(s) Updated on: July 09, 2021
  • A crop from a larger image 200 of 500 frames in a attempt to gain detail. Used ASI224MC to acquire the image and AutoStackkert to stack
  • Best of 200 images. Used ASI224MC for acquisition, stacked in Registax and still trying to process. No filter used.
  • Chewbacca on the right and the new one is dubbed Han Solo. My grandkids named it.
  • This is new to me. Trying to get my 146mm back focus setup. It doesn't work well with the full size 174 mm but, i read that the "mini" works a lot better and is easier to focus. Its on order.
  • After one night of observing!
  • Chewbacca works well without supervision.
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