About Astrojohn

I am a science geek! Interests Astronomy, Skiing, Philosophy, basically any form of technology including writing automation software for my observatory. I will also share this with others using the same EQMOD/Astroart tool set.


New observatory

The camera is a Starlight Xpress Trius H694 with a SX Filter wheel. The focuser is a Lakeside. The RC Astrograph focus assembly was replaced to allow for the increased weight of the camera.  All this is mounted on an Az EQ6 Pro controlled by EQMOD and Astroart 6.0 automated using the software available on this site Observation Manager 9.11.  This software automates a nights image capture including all the focus, filter changes and exposures/ dark frames.



Tower Observatory

New Observatory


The reason for the tower is the required FOV in a dense urban environment.


This is a 360 degree image of the skyline.


Pier  – Very good bit of steelwork for very reasonable price.


Building work done by local roofing specialist.  Another excellent job.