EspAcE Observatory

The Observatory

The Espace Observatory is operated and owned by Dennis Kung ;-)

It is located in Markham, a suburb north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Approximate coordinate is 79.25 West, 43.8 degree North.

The above picture shows a 180 degree view of the observatory site, which is in my backyard. The centre is facing west. The east side is blocked by my home.

The entire observatory (left) was constructed out of 4 hexagonal concrete slabs.

This setup, Celestron 8 inch SCT on a Vixen GPDX mount, was used for Mars 2003 opposition.
Celestron 9.25 inch SCT XLT CF on a Vixen New ATLUX mount with SkySensor 2000 PC Goto.

Current Equipment List:
  • Celestron 8 inch SCT
  • Celestron 9.25 inch XLT/carbon fibre SCT
  • Vixen GPDX mount
  • Vixen New Atlux mount with Skysensor 2000 PC
  • Philips ToUCam Pro 740K camera in DIY case
  • Unibrain fire-i monochrome firewire camera
  • Baader UV/IR cutoff filter
  • Astronomik LRGB Type IIc filter set
  • JMI NGF-CM motorised focuser
  • Apogee cheapo 4 position filter wheel
  • (The Imaging Source DMK 21BF04 B/W firewire camera, no longer owned)

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