Hidden Loft Observatory



Tech Notes



   Welcome to the home page of the Hidden Loft Observatory. I hope you find the site useful, entertaining and informative. There are details on my equipment and observatory, a collection of my images and some technical notes describing my studies and investigations of the various components of astro-imaging.

I started imaging in February 2001 and have been enjoying the view ever since. The combination of astronomy, photography and personal computers was just too much a match for my interests to be avoided. I enjoy the challenge of computer processing along with image acquisition. As a result of this interest, I have designed and built an observatory as part of a garage so that the telescope is always ready to go. Tucson gives many good viewing nights, which are sorely needed as I work to develop my skills at this simultaneously demanding and rewarding hobby. A little about me and others in this crazy hobby can be seen here.

None of this would have been possible without the love and support of my Sorcererís Apprentice, Astro-Wife and best friend, Diane. We truly love our life together and love living in Arizona.

John Smith, trying to live Rule 42 Tucson, AZ, June 27, 2006

Content and images are Copyright © 2001-2015 John C. Smith.

No reproduction of these images is permitted without approval. Please contact me if necessary.