The observatory is located in heavily air- and light-polluted Belgium, more particularly Oudenaarde.
The telescope is housed in a wooden construction and is quickly available after opening the roll-off roof.
This is a private observatory, owned by Claude Libert. Please contact me if you want to visit the telescope (Claude.Libert@dmb.rug.ac.be or voice 32-9-2648710)
A 12"SC F10 telescope (Meade) is used. The telescope is placed on a German-type heavy ALT-ADN7 mount.
For visual purposes, a binocular viewer is used. Meade Super Plossl eyepieces of 20 mm, 15 mm and 10 mm and a pair of Lichtenknecker 40 mm eyepieces are available.
Pictures obtained with SONY-CCD Camera
For photography (of the Moon), a SONY Cyber-shot CCD camera (2048 x 1563 pixels) with autofocus and 5x zoom function, is placed behind a 2x Barlow
Pictures Obtained with Connectix webcam (100 US$)
In general, an AVI movie of about 1 minute is made, transformed to BMP pictures and the best ones (usually
10 out of 600) aligned and stacked with Registax.
Pictures from mid-May 2002
Pictures Obtained with Phillips ProUCam webcam (90 Euro)
In general, an AVI movie of about 2 minutes is made (15 pictures/second), transformed to BMP pictures and the best ones aligned and stacked with Registax.
Pictures from 13/8/2002. Seeing very poor (2/10).
Pictures of 1 september 2002: seeing extremely poor (1/10)
Pictures from 2 september 2002 (3h15m UT-3h45m UT): seeing very poor (2/10)
Bailly and Gassendi
Herschel and Kepler
Schiller and Sinus Iridum
Picture from 23 september 2002 (21h UT, seeing 2/10)
Pictures from 29 september 2002 (2h30m UT, seeing poor 5/10)
Pictures from 30 september 2002 (4h30m UT, seeing bad 2/10)
Pictures from 14 november 2002 (16h30m UT, seeing very poor 1/10)
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