Wednesday, August 12, 2020



My philosophy is to master the tools you have before you move into something else. That is why I am still sticking with Celestron’s Omni XLT 150 reflector. I started off on this scope happy with visuals, I then got jealous when I started seeing all the cool astrophotos that everybody was getting. So I broke out the dremmel tool, and cut open my scope to make room for a 2″ focuser that would allow me to take my own photos.

I am extremely happy with what I’ve been able to get with this scope. I’ve even got a photo published in Celestron’s 2009-2010 product catalog (page 14) and that was before I got a new CG-5 mount. I have just started autoguiding and am finally starting to get good 5 minute shots now. Stay tuned and watch out for higher quality images!


Celestron Omni XLT 150 6″ reflector • Celestron CG-5 • Celestron CG-4  • Baader Multi Purpose Coma Corrector • Baader Laser Colli • Telrad Finder• 8X50 Finder/guidescope • Hap Griffin Astrocables IR Remote


5mm Baader Hyperion • 8mm Baader Hyperion •13mm Televue Nagler • 2X Celestron Barlow


Nikon D40 • Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000 webcam

Computer Software

Microsoft Vista/XP • Adobe Photoshop • PHD Guiding• DSLR Shutter • Deep Sky Stacker • Starry Night Pro • Astro Planner • Nikon Camera Control Pro • Craterlet • K3CCD • Jalbum