Birds 13.1" Newtonian Planet Killer (a.k.a. LEXX)
Standard configuration for planetary imaging:
Two-part tube construction, lightweight and portable. All aluminium for excellent thermal performance ( no tube-induced currents).
Primary Mirror: 13.1" conical from Mark Suchting of Deep Sky Optics in Berowra NSW
Active Thermal Control System
on primary to assist with rapid cooling and thermal equalisation.
native FL of 1800mm, extended with a TV 5x Powermate to 11000mm (6.5x with extension tube and filter wheel)
on design and construction of LEXX.
Point Grey Research
mono Dragonfly Express / Dragonfly2
Losmandy G-11 with Gemini GoTo computer
2" NGF DX1-M Motorised focusser with
"Supa Slim" filter wheel
RGB Dichroic filters
Astrodon RGB Dichroic filters
Dell Laptop running Linux
Video captured using
Images processed using:
for this instrument.