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was built in 2006. It is 14' x 16' roll off roof design. It is located 42°26'20.20"n by 89°19'35.24"w at an elevation of 758'. The main feature is the three drop down walls to add to viewing pleasure. I also have the Scope connected into the house with a LAN.
is an ongoing ATM project. It was first built in 1992. Major mount design changes were made in 1994. OTA changes were done in 2006. The scope is an 18"f4.5 mounted on a GEM. The O.T.A. is setup on a set of rotating rings that can put the eyepiece at an advantageous viewing angle. The servo drive is made by Sidereal technology. It carries a Galaxy Optics mirror. There is a 3.50" secondary & a JMI crayford focuser. It's equipped with Sky Commander DSC, and that's interfaced to a desktop that's running MegaStar. My camera is now a ST2000xm.
The Name Scudco came abouts because we (my nephew & I) started building the scope right after the Gulf War.
Peoples first impression was that it looked like a missile launcher.