CB245 & CG-11 at ARGO

CCD Observing Telescope
A Cookbook CB245 CCD camera mounted on the Celestron CG-11 telescope. Mounted on top of a Celestron CG-11 is a Orion 80 mm refractor which is used as a finder. The Orion ShortTube™ 80 mm aperture rich-field refractor (f/5 focal ratio, 400 mm focal length) is mounted on top of a Celestron CG-11 using Losmandy dovetail plate and rings.

CCD Camera:
Richard Berry CCD Cookbook CB245 camera built by David Haworth. Notice the two white 1/4 inch plastic tubes coming out of the camera's top-back. These tubes move water from a cooler through the camera to cool it.

CCD Cookbook Camera Interface:
CCD Cookbook interface contains the electrical interface circuits between the camera head electronics and the personal computer's parallel port.

Star Field