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The Farash Obsevatory (Big Dome)


2005 saw the completion of another major project, the The Farash Observatory. (also known as the BigDome). A 12 foot clamshell style dome sits high above a warm room housing the computers that can remotely control the scope and imaging cameras. This observatory has just recently been upgraded to include a brand new Celestron CGE-pro equatorial mount and a 2032mm (10 inch) @ focal length = F8 Astro Tech astrograph scope. This facility is primarily intended for astrophotography, with the computer controlling cameras, focusing motors, and so on. Users can mount a small refractor on the main scope, using either scope for guiding and/or imaging.



Luke Leege poses with the brand new CGE-pro and Astro-Tech Astrograph scope