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"Welcome to the Bird House Observatory."

By day it is disguised as a
mild-mannered bird house.

But by night it transforms into a
super imaging observatory!

The bird house cover protects a Losmandy G11 equatorial mount. With the cover removed, a Celestron C11 SCT can be mounted along with a piggy-backed Celestron C102 wide field refractor. The mount is controlled by a Gemini system. Meade DSI I Pro and DSI III Color imagers are used to guide and capture. Images are acquired and processed in Nebulosity running under Mac OS X on an Apple Mac Mini computer attached to the pier. The equipment is controlled remotely via a wireless network.