Current Setup with Williams Optics FLT91 Refractor

A more organized list:

OTAs and Mount

  • 8 inch Celestron RASA
  • 180mm Orion Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Radian Raptor 61mm Refractor
  • Williams Optics FLT91mm Refractor
  • DayStar SolarScout in H-Alpha (for viewing our Sun)
  • Celestron CGX mount

Imagers (MC=Color, MM=Mono)

  • ASI 1600MM Pro
  • ASI 2600MM Pro
  • ASI 120MM for guide scope
  • ASI 462MC Planetary imager
  • ASI 183MC Pro
  • ASI 183MM Pro
  • ASI 174MM Planetary, solar and auto-guiding


  • Baader f/2 SII (narrowband for fast telescopes)
  • Baader f/2 Ha(narrowband for fast telescopes)
  • Baader f/2 O-III (narrowband for fast telescopes)
  • Baader UHC-S / L (ultra high contrast for light polluted skies)
  • Baader ND 0,6 Transmission 25%
  • Baader UV/IR-Cut
  • Baader Solar Continuum Filter
  • Baader AstroSolar Filter
  • Optolong L-enhance (dual-band pass for light polluted skies)
  • Optolong L-Pro (multi-band pass for light polluted skies)
  • Optolong Filter Set H-Alpha, SII, OIII
  • Starizona Filter Drawer


  • ASIair Plus
  • Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox
  • Windows 10 Laptop


  • StarSense Autoalign
  • Celestron Focus Motor (this focus motor can be used on the Orion Mak)
  • ZWO Guide Scope
  • ZWO EAF module (on OTAs)
  • ZWO OAG (Raptor 61)
  • ZWO Filter Wheel (Raptor 61)
  • QHY Guide Scope
  • QHY Polemaster Polar Alignment Scope
  • Pegasus Astro FlatMaster 250 Panel
  • Various sizes of Dew Heater Strips
  • Batinov masks for precise focusing

Original Setup

Original Setup
  • 8″ Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (RASA 8)
  • CGX mount
  • Starsense Autoalign
  • Celestron Focus Motor
  • Star Pointer Finderscope
  • ASI294MC Pro Color DSO imager
  • ASI120MM Mini imager and Mini guide scope for auto-guiding
  • ASIAIR WiFi device for remote imaging
  • Optolong L-enhance Light Pollution Dual-Bandpass imaging filter
  • Starizona Filter Drawer
10/29/19 Setup

As you can see I’ve made a few changes and added several things since I started this hobby in August.

I also added a dovetail bar to the top in order to allow various pieces of equipment to move with the tube instead of having a ton of wires hanging off the back and potentially becoming tangled.

  • Top dovetail bar (added)
  • Dovetail adapter plates for mounting (added)
  • Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox (added)
  • Dew heaters for the tube and guide scope (added)
  • QHY PoleMaster Polar Alignment Scope (added)
  • ASI1600MM Mono DSO imager (new)
  • Startech 7 Port USB hub (added)
  • Optolong L-Pro Deep Sky Filter (new)
  • Baader Nebula Filter (new)
7/10/20 Setup

I think the only new piece here is the ASIair Pro and I moved the USB hub around.

I also have the tripod location marked in the yard so that I get it mostly in the same spot each time I’m able to take it out. This eliminates the need for a finder scope. And it makes it super easy to align quickly using the QHY PoleMaster camera and software.

Now if I can just get the weather to cooperate.

Radian Raptor 61 Setup
Williams Optics FLT 91 Setup