getting ready for 2017 NEAIC


I’ll be going to the annual Northeast Astro Imaging Conference (NEAIC) in a couple weeks. I’m looking forward to the talks and looking over all the new equipment.

I’ve attended NEAIC for the last few years.  It’s a great place to learn the details of astroimaging.


The Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) starts the day following the conference.  NEAF is a great place to see upcoming gear and get those parts you never knew you needed.  Don’t miss the chance to visit the solar observing setups on clear days.  Also, the NEAF talks are great.

focuser progress

One current project is a motorized focuser for the Takahashi telescope.  The focuser drives a stepper motor that controls focus.  When the first focuser is complete I’ll make another for the Celestron scope.

Focuser, early test
Focuser, early test

I’ve been making progress.   I installed the motor bracket on the Takahashi and tested the unit out.   So, now I have to fit everything into the project box.