Observatory and Telescopes


Observatory

Building: Observatory building consist of 2 separate telescope rooms and a small control room. All telescopes allow remote operations.

Observatory controlroom

It is with great sadness to inform everyone that Brane Vasiljevic (pictured above on right) passed away in November 2018 after a long illness. We have lost a fine man and great friend with a warm and generous heart, and a great gift for observing and recording night sky wonders. R.I.P. Brane


Rezman I

Mechanics: 200:1 on R.A. and 200:1 worm / worm wheels with 5 phase stepper motors operating in micro stepping mode. Precision optical encoders are installed on RA axis.

Optics: Orion Optics AG 12 (300 mm f/3.8)

Camera: ZWO ASI2600MC Pro (Older setup: ASI294 MC Pro, Moravian G2-8300)

AG12 OTA before installation

Old Rezman 1 OTA (in operation from 2004 to 2017): Custom made 36 cm f/3.6 primary parabolic mirror with corrector giving f/4.1.


Rezman II

Mount: 10Micron GM1000 HPS.

Optics: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED.

Camera: ZWO ASI 6200MC PRO (Older setup: ZWO ASI 1600MM) .


Rezman III

Mount mechanics: 520:1 on R.A. and 360:1 worm / worm wheels (module 1) with 5 phase stepper motors operating in micro stepping mode. To achieve better pointing and guiding, precision optical encoders are used on R.A. axis.


CCD cameras: ASI 1600 with LRGB (Astronomik) filters and ASI120 guider camera mounted on ASI OAG.

Optics: 56 cm f/3.5 primary mirror with Astrooptik wynne corrector.




All-sky and meteor cameras

We are using a number of different cameras to monitor the sky and capture meteors. Starlight Xpress Oculus all-sky camera is mounted outside of observatory building to capture bright meteors and monitor weather together with cloud sensor. 

Retired All-sky camera (in operation from 2004 to 2017) and one of cameras to monitor meteor activity.