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Clive Beech

I was born in the year that "The Sky at Night" began transmission and about one month before Sputnik 1 was launched.  With such a pair of astronomical landmarks it is not a surprise that I have always being fascinated by all things to do with Astronomy and Space.  It was not until 2001 that I graduated from fascination to obsession and began my own personal space odyssey.  As a Physicist and with a long career in the Semiconductor industry my Astronomy interests are related to the physics side of Astronomy.  I like minor planets and comets but I am especially interested in variable stars.

I am not one for standing on wet grass, in the cold, in the middle of the night and so I built myself a robotic observatory that I can use interactively, sitting with a beer indoors, or send on a predetermined mission.  Sometimes, as a break from variable stars, I go on a tour and take RGB images.

My observatory consists of:

  • William Optics Zenithstar II 80ED refractor.
  • William Optics 2015 R&P focuser, F2.0B-80.
  • LakesideAstro motorised focuser system.
  • Trutek 8 position SupaSlim filter wheel.
  • Astrodon Photometric B, V, Rc, Ic and Clear filters. Photographic Red and Green filters
  • Starlight Xpress SXVR H694 CCD imager.
  • Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro mount.
  • MDA Telescope drive master TDMv2.

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