This page describes how I operate the observatory for a typical observing session. I have included brief discussions of options available and some of the reasons for my own choices.

Shutdown Condition

When not in use,

Although I also do astrophotography, this page only discusses the setup for visual observing. My astrophotography setup and routine are still evolving, and any description of that setup would soon be obsolete.

Startup for Visual Observing

The observatory is now ready for operation. The startup procedure takes less than 5 minutes.



The observatory is now secured.