The website of the
Ursa Minor Observatory
and István Gyarmathy amateur
As I wrote in my
introduction, astronomy is
one of my main interests.
In the end of 2004 I built an
observatory which got its name from the constellation Ursa Minor.
The observatory itself is located 14 km North of my heavily light
polluted home-town Debrecen,
in Bocskaikert. (Precise location:
N 47° 38', E 021° 39' )
It is a 3X3 meters roll-off roof
?garden-shed? with a separated and
heatable 1,5X3 meters
observing room (which I find extremly useful).
I got many
good ideas for the building from my friend Sandor Brasko and from the
My telescope is
a 8" Meade LX-90 UHTC SC (now I use my astronomical society's new
Celestron 11" on a hungarian made Fornax 51 mount).
I try to
make astrophotos with a webcamera (Meade LPI) as well as CCD camera
(Meade DSI-pro) and a digital camera (Canon EOS 300D).
can find photos about the building, the equipment and a few examples
of my astronomical images on the following pages.
photos are on our astronomical society's