Rocky Plains Observatory

Observatory Info. Images What About Bob

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Welcome to Rocky Plains Observatory (your feedback on my site is always welcome, particularly if something is not working right). 

Like most amateur astronomy buffs, I've dreamed of an easier way to make observing a more convenient activity.  Hauling my equipment up out of the basement (and tiredly back down late nights) has gotten to the point where I too often skip the opportunity and miss out on far too many clear nights (and days). 

The obvious answer was to build a backyard observatory.  It's something I've dreamed of for years, but have always put off.  Now that I have finally completed and begun using mine, I can finally understand what so many friends have told me.  The only regret is that I didn't do this sooner... 

The hardest part is just getting started.  Thanks to the internet, I have drawn plenty of inspiration and numerous ideas that got me going.  I hope my site can do the same for you.  Click the link below and have a look.

Observatory Information 

 

Images

I've been tinkering with film imaging for a lot longer than I care to think about (here's a hint, my first astrophoto was of Comet West).  Over the years I've used a variety of equipment from C8s, to C14s, to my most recent Astro-Physics 155EDF.  Click on the link below for a few of the images I have taken.

Images 

 

What About Bob?

Here's a little info. and some pics of me and some of my favorite equipment. 

About Me 

 

 

Clear Skies, and I hope you enjoy the site.

Bob Luffel 

email: observatory@alpineastro.com

 

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