Messier 2022 Participants


Todd K. Tuttle – NCKAS

Todd K. Tuttle (TKT)
Amateur Astronomer – NCKAS

  • Meade LightBridge 16″ f/4.5 Truss-Tube Dobsonian w/Televue Panoptic 68° Apparent Field Eyepieces 35-mm
  • Celestron NexStar 8″ (203.2mm) f/10 SCT OTA w/ Vixen GP-DX Equatorial Mount

Tracy Tuttle – NCKAS

Tracy Tuttle (TRT)
Amateur Astronomer – NCKAS New Astronomy Project

  • Imaging: TPO 6in (152 mm) f/9 Ritchey-Chretien w/0.79x Astro-Physics CCDT67 Focal Reducer (FL ~ 1079mm & FoV: 36’x36′), Orion Atlas EQ-G Mount, ZWO ASI533MC
  • Guiding: Orion 60mm helical guidescope & ZWO ASI120MM
  • Software: ASIStudio, AstroImager, PHD2, SiriL & Apple Preview
  • Visual: 8″ Orion Newtonian Dob & SkyWindow w/Orion 20×80 binoculars

Brett & Madison Beck (BMB)
Amateur Astronomers

  • Orion 8″ (203.2mm) f/4.9 Newtonian Reflector w/ Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial Mount
  • Bushnell IQCrew 76mm f/9.2 Newtonian Reflector w/AltAzimuth Mount

Jeff & Katherine Krug (JKK)
Amateur Astronomers

  • Celestron NexStar 11″ (279.4mm) f/10 SCT w/Celestron GoTo AltAz mount

Patrick Huntly (PH)
Amateur Astronomer

  • Orion XT10 Classic Dobsonian
  • Optical design: Reflector
  • Optical diameter: 10″ (254mm)
  • Focal length:1200mm
  • Focal ratio: f/4.7

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Luke Schmidt -PhD (LS)
Texas A&M
Department of Physics & Astronomy