TMF Cloudcroft Facility

Ron Wodaski

Color added to Stephan’s Quintet image

Had a night of very good seeing recently, and imaged this collection of (mostly) interacting galaxies. Added color to the existing monochrome...

Pelican Nebula with one-meter telescope

We get a chance to take images of stuff now and then with the one-meter. We are in the testing and deployment stage – installing and testing new...

Mars and comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)

Our telescopes in Australia generated images today of Mars and comet Siding Spring as they were moving closer together. This is an image taken...

Stephan’s Quintet with One Meter Telescope

We were imaging with the one meter while testing setup of the guider assembly recently. I had a chance between tests to take a few 3-minute...

Observatory Code for our Australian telescopes

The observatory code for our telescopes at Siding Spring Observatory (in the iTelescope.Net roll-off) is Q62.

Status February 8, 2014

The blank for the new secondary has now been manufactured, and delivered to the polisher for evaluation. Once we are sure that the blank meets...

Status Nov 14, 2013

A new secondary for the one-meter is being made. We started that process about a year ago. We have continued imaging with the flawed secondary,...

M57, IC 1296, and sn2013ev

M57 (planetary nebula, center) and IC1296 (galaxy, center right) and sn2013ev (supernova, bright spot in upper arm of IC1296). Here is a view of...

Status March 29, 2013

The stages are back, and we have tested them; all is (mostly) well. I (Ron Wodaski) am currently writing the software to control the stages for...

Status January 1, 2013

We had a failure of the X/Y stage that holds the guider, and those parts have been sent to the manufacturer for service. They should be back...