TMF Cloudcroft Facility

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...
This is an image of M13 taken with the one-meter. There are five 30-second images. Calibration and deconvolution using PixInsight. Raw data had a F...
This post shows about what to expect from short-exposure imaging of typical amateur subjects. M101 is used for this example. Click on individual im...
The completed M101 image after processing in PixInsight and Photoshop. The steps used were: Screen stretch to examine data and look for issues (l...
The Cloudcroft Facility (CF) is the home of the Tzec Maun Foundation’s one-meter telescopes. The telescope has been delivered, and it is being tes...
The Cloudcroft Facility was once an Air Force tracking station, but has been repurposed into an astronomical observatory hosting the Tzec Maun Fou...