TDO gets an upgrade

07/23/2020 |

The entire idea behind TDO (TheDamObservatory) was to make things as easy as possible.  The structure does exactly that, but in 2 years of use, I still had a problem.  Slow f/stop astronomy is hard.  It requires extremely accurate guiding, a guide scope, numerous cameras, tons of cables, and even a light breeze will destroy your best intentions as the telescope shakes.   I needed a solution...

Meet the RAS!   The Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt is kind of like the old reliable Schmidt (...)

Eclipse 2017!

08/22/2017 |

TheDamObservatory was up and running for Eclipse 2017!  Other than a few pictures, most observing was visual only.  


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