Welcome to Waning Moon II
Due to a recent change in internet providers, the "Bellsouth" email address is no longer valid. Contact me at MallinCamUSA@gmail.com.
Waning Moon was the name of my observatory in New Orleans East, seen in the photograph below. It contained a homemade 12 1/2' fiberglass dome on top of an 11' square building. Initially it housed a 6" f/15 Jaegers refractor on a Cave Astrola mount. This setup was later replaced with an 8" f/15 Coulter Cassegrain riding on a Byers 812 mount.
My new observatory in Pearl River, Louisiana is under construction and will be named Waning Moon II in rememberance of my first observatory. It will be a roll-off roof structure containing the 8" Cassegrain and Byers 812 mount on a permanent pier. There will also be an adjacent light shielded observing area next to the observatory upon which I will use my 17.5" AstroSystems Telekit. The TeleKit is equipped with a ServCAT to allow for automatic locating and tracking of celestial objects.
If you have any questions, contact me.