Image © 2006 Elizabeth McCoy
Niteskys Observatory is located on the Colorado Front Range. It has evolved over the years from a simple scope on a tripod to a fully automated observatory. I would like to say that it was designed to turn out the way it did, but the journey from the tripod to the observatory was not a planned one. While I have enjoyed each and every setup, it did not take long to discover the challenges of each as my interest in imaging grew. Over the years of using different setups, I developed a checklist that described my ideal imaging setup.
Constructed in 2006, the current observatory addresses many of the items on my checklist. It's an ever-evolving experiment that would never have happened without the patience and understanding of my family.
Niteskys Observatory circa 2002
Niteskys Observatory circa 2004
Niteskys Observatory circa 2006.