John’s Observatories, Dark Sites, & Equipment
MPC Code # 838, Dayton & MPC # H66 Yellow Springs Research Stations
I photograph and CCD Image from these 4 primary locations:
1. The Chumack Observatory in Dayton, Ohio
2. MVAS Dark sites at John Bryan State Park Observatory
3. The Chumack Observatories, at JBSPO-Yellow Springs Station in Yellow Springs, Ohio
4. Formerly GRAS,in New Mexico, now “Itelescope” MPC# H06, AREO 1-9 telescopes located across the globe (Isreal, Australia, USA) for 24/7 imaging.
Other sites I’ve imaged from:
UAZ’s Mount Lemmon & Mount Bigalow, Tuscon, AZ (9200 ft.) (7200 ft.)
Mew Mexico Skies, Mayhill, New Mexico (7300 ft.)
Star Hill Inn in Sapello, New Mexico (7200 ft.)
Near Copper Mountain, Colorado. (11,400 Ft.)
The VLA in Soccorro, New Mexico (7500Ft.)
For eclipses and special events, I travel all over the world.
These are some of the many pieces of equipment I use to photograph & CCD Image the night sky. It is also used for nightly measurements of asteroids and comets for the Minor Planet Center. Variable stars are also monitored for the AAVSO.