Amateur Astronomical Projects Association (AAPA)
Observatory 935 meters elevation
12850 lookout ridge lane
pine grove ca
pine grove, CA 95665
Group dedicated to promoting Amateur research and observing projects. Principle activity is CCD photometry using AAPA Astrograph - 14.5" f/4.5 newtonian combined with 6" f/8 refractor and 5" f/8 refractor all mounted on a single pier equatorial with 2" shafts with motorized RA and Dec ( still in process of completing drive). Both a Starlight express HX516 336,000 pixel CCD camera and a starlight express 1.2 mega pixel SXV H9 CCD camera are available. UBVRI photometric filter set as well as Swan Band - C2 ,OIII , H beta, H alpha , H gamma and a Comet filter a Nitrogen filter 336 nm narrow band filters. A 1.5 focal reducer and other optics available - a 4 inch f/5 refractor , a 3" f/6 refractor 12x 80 , 7x 50 and 7x 40 zoom binoculars.
2" Televue 22 mm, Nagler 13 mm, 32 mm erfles , 32 mm orthoscopc homemade 65 mm , 13 mm, 20 mm plossols (2") 1.25 " 7,10,20,26 and 40 mm plossls.
Holographic grating - 20 mm x 5 mm available for building a spectro graph
Contact philip young @ email@example.com
Looking for members who wish to help build up capabilities and work on photometric or other amateur research projects.