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Currently the largest public telescope in Chile... (June 2015). The Observatorio del Pangue stands atop a moderate hill in a mountainous landscape close to the Elqui Valley, located some 480 km (300 mi.) north of the capital city Santiago de Chile.
John's 25 f/4 in Namibia
Yann Vivien's 25" in French Alps at 2700 meters
M27, the Dumbbell Nebula in Vulpecula taken by Bob Brunck with his 25" Obsession at prime focus with a QHY8 chilled CCD camera and Televue Photo Paracorr.
From left to right:
Reinhold Schreiber, owner Tivoli/Namibia; John Canaday, owner 25" Obsession; Velimir Popov, from IRIDA Observatory, Bulgaria
photo by Emil Ivanov of IRIDA
Measuring the orbits of double stars
Tim C., 25" owner in Statesboro, Georgia - March 19, 2013
I wanted you to know that my 13 year old daughter, Maria, just took the top award in her school's science fair competition, measuring the orbits of a handful of double stars with my new 25-inch. She had a blast. The judges loved it. And Dad couldn't be happier... Tim C.
M13 by Antonio Román
Cats Eye Nebulae (NGC 6543) in Draco by Bob Brunck with 25" Obsession at prime focus with Canon digital camera.
Dan Price took this incredible image of M13 with an Obsession 25" f/5, Galaxy Mirror, Stellarcat ServoCAT, Argo-Navis DSC, Optec Pyxis Field De-Rotator, SBIG ST-10XME, SBIG AO-7, and Optec TCFS. Incredible detail similar to what professional observatories are doing.
Doug Finch, 25" owner in Birmingham, Alabama - November 13, 2010 - Obsession #19 getting ready for a night on Chandler Mountain. She is going on 21 years and still going strong!
Bob Naeye, editor in chief at Sky and Telescope magazine, standing to the right of 25" Obsession at Astronomica del Sur Ltda, La Serena, Chile
Yann V I V I E N
Saint Martin De Crau France
David R. with 25" at 2008 Cherry Springs Star Party
Jon Isaacs near San Diego, California
Mike Sperry ready for First Light with his new 25".
M27 by Antonio Román
M57, the Ring Nebulae in Lyra by Bob Brunck with 25" Obsession at prime focus with Canon digial camera.
Dan Price took this incredible image of M56 with an Obsession 25" f/5, Galaxy Mirror, Stellarcat ServoCAT, Argo-Navis DSC, Optec Pyxis Field De-Rotator, SBIG ST-10XME, SBIG AO-7, and Optec TCFS. Three one minute exposures in red, green and blue. Notice that the core is not "burned out" like so many photos. Outstanding core resolution and peripheral stars all exposed perfectly.
Chad Q., 25" owner in Lemoore, California
Jimi Lowery with his 25", and Dragan Nikin with his 25" at the 2005 Nebraska Star Party.
Jim Lowery with his 25", Dragan Nikin with his 25", and Jim Rippey with his 20" at the 2005 Nebraska Star Party.
Dragan Nikin with his 25"
Dragan Nikin with his 25"
Brain Halbrook observing with 25" Classic in Australia
Saturn by Antonio Román
NGC 891 by Bob Brunck with 25" Obsession, Equatorial Platform, and Canon EOS digital camera. Note the incredible detail within the dust lane
Shot with iPhone 4S & 31 mm Nagler. Tim Conners, in Statesboro, Georgea
Atila Poro with 25" at Azad University of Taft in Dubai
Ed Greding, 25" owner in Harper, Texas
Maurizio Di Bitetto, 25" owner in Rome, Italy
Peter D'Joos in Belgium waiting for First Light with 25". Daughter and son in photo.
Russ Ravella in Sahuarita, Arizona with 25" waiting for First Light
Rudy R in Japan waiting for first light with his 25" Obsession and ServoCAT GoTo drive.
Andrew L. in Perth Australia
Dave Kriege with his 25" built in 1989
Uranus by Antonio Román
photo by Darren Baskill -owner of scope unknown
David R. at the Almost Heaven Star Party
Hagen H. from Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
John H. with his 25" Obsession and ServoCAT GOTO drive in his English garden. Notice English observers like to observe with the eyepiece on the opposite side compared to North American observers. Is this because they drive on the opposite of the street?
Jeff Paterson with his 25" at the 2006 Winter Star Party.
Rod Williams in Corowa Australia