Sutter Creek Observatory conducts astronomical photometry of variable stars. It is associated with the American Association of Variable Star Observers and the Center for Backyard Astrophysics.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
W30 has a new home
W30 is a 12" Meade SCT donated to the AAVSONet by the estate of Paul Wright, a former AAVSO member. The telescope is equipped with an SBIG STL-1001 camera and photometric filters. It runs a nightly program of variable star imagining gathering hundreds of images.
A new steel pier was added to the observing floor to support the telescope. Several nights of work were required to get the polar alignment right and the focusing system working properly.