ARGO Cooperative Observatory
"searching for excellence in imaging"
ARGO observatory was built in the summer of 1997
by five Northwest CCD imagers intent on making the most of the clear,
dry skies of the high desert of central Oregon. ARGO consists of seven structures
and their associated concrete pads and steel piers. Each participant has
his own building and there is a common power and bathroom building to provide
the required power and comfort facilities. The various equipment used by
the ARGO participants range from a 3 inch Takahashi refractor to a 16 inch
Optical Guidance Sytems Ritchie Cassegrain. Most participants have several
instruments. All of the participants are SBIG users and some have FLI cameras.
ARGO will occasionally host other imager friends for a new moon session of deep
sky imaging with CCD or film. Several of our members are very experienced and have been
doing CCD imaging since it's early amateur days.
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