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David Trapani
Northern New Jersey

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My name is Dave Trapani and I have been an observational amateur astronomer for about 25 years.  I only recently started doing CCD imaging about two years ago from my roll off roof observatory in Northern, NJ.  I enjoy planetary imaging as well as deep sky imaging.  Recently,I have also been imaging the Sun in H-a wavelength with a Coronado Maxscope 40 mm.

Areas of interest
Solar, planetary and deep sky imaging

Observing sites
Home Observatory
SkyRunner Observatory in Waldwick, New Jersey
 Latitude: 41.07N,  Longitude: 74.755W

Remote site
Field Trips to Russia, NY USA
Latitude: 43.46N,  Longitude: 74.933W

Astronomical Equipment
 Meade LX200 14-inch GPS SCT
Meade LX200 10-inch Classic SCT
Coronado Maxscope 40mm for H-a imaging of the Sun
Orion ED 80mm 

CCD Cameras
Starlight Express MX7C, Meade LPI, Meade DSI and SAC7b

Imaging Software
MaxIm DL Ver 4.07, Meade Autostar Suite, and Starlight Express' camera control


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