Heaven's Mirror Observatory, Sierra Nevada, CA.
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At almost 5000ft elevation, SRO has absolute tremendous seeing. In the week or two I have been imaging there, stellar FWHM (raw) has ranged from 1.3" to 1.8", with 1.5"-1.6" being the average. This link below will take you to a short animation of the collimated CDK, which also shows the fantastic seeing at this location.
Heaven's Mirror will be remotely operated over the internet. Weather situational awareness is provided by an array of sensors as seen below.
with Bill Snyder,
Heaven's Mirror consists of:
Finally, I am extremely excited about what this site and this equipment is going to produce, and you only need to look at the images posted on the SRO website to realize that!
This is the official first light from the new observatory.
I also wish to acknowledge the following:
Greg Morgan for his help leading up to and during installation. Suffice it
to say, that Greg has superb technical understanding of every
aspect of remote imaging.