As we leave winter and start heading for spring I am coming out of hibernation and beginning the final thrust of getting the mini-WASP array on-line. Next week I am getting in some quotes for the concrete block and decking to go in and I’m checking out the prices for a new dome and new cameras. I am extremely lucky that my nephew Dave Parker (the guy that created this web site) gave me a pile of computer gear he no longer needed – I am currently getting a mini-ATX system up and running with XP Professional for the second computer that I will need in the new dome. So the interim mini-WASP system will be two Sky 90s with cameras and a Megrez 80 guide scope with guide camera. This setup will give me a high resolution imager with a 4 x 3.33 degree field of view.
The final iteration of the mini-WASP array will use 4 Sky 90s each with its own camera giving me a high resolution 6 x 4 degree field of view!! What a beast that will be 🙂