The Simak 240 at work

Here’s a picture of my new workhorse, a Costruzioni Ottiche Zen “Simak 240”, a 10” Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. This picture was taken by my friend Samuel, who was working on improving the collimation of the secondary mirror.

This optical scheme, known as Simak, was designed by Mike Simmons, and has recently been improved upon. The ample flat field makes this scheme very fit for astrophotography.

I hope I can show some excellent images in the next few months.