TMF Cloudcroft Facility

Had a night of very good seeing recently, and imaged this collection of (mostly) interacting galaxies. Added color to the existing monochrome data....
We get a chance to take images of stuff now and then with the one-meter. We are in the testing and deployment stage – installing and testing new h...
Our telescopes in Australia generated images today of Mars and comet Siding Spring as they were moving closer together. This is an image taken with...
We were imaging with the one meter while testing setup of the guider assembly recently. I had a chance between tests to take a few 3-minute images...
The observatory code for our telescopes at Siding Spring Observatory (in the iTelescope.Net roll-off) is Q62.
The blank for the new secondary has now been manufactured, and delivered to the polisher for evaluation. Once we are sure that the blank meets spe...
A new secondary for the one-meter is being made. We started that process about a year ago. We have continued imaging with the flawed secondary, bu...
M57 (planetary nebula, center) and IC1296 (galaxy, center right) and sn2013ev (supernova, bright spot in upper arm of IC1296). Here is a view of t...
The stages are back, and we have tested them; all is (mostly) well. I (Ron Wodaski) am currently writing the software to control the stages for po...
We had a failure of the X/Y stage that holds the guider, and those parts have been sent to the manufacturer for service. They should be back some...