The Observatory of the VdS Köln, my location of amateur research
The observatory of the "Vereinigung der Sternfreunde Köln" Odenthal/Scheuren (near Cologne) Odenthal/Scheuren, 51° north, 7°10' east. A half timbered house in the traditional style. The front part houses is the instrument platform; the roof can be pushed back to the rear. In the rear part of the house is the heated lounge with computer station. The sky is excellent and in winter one can work the whole night without freezing. The south west horizon permits observations until -25° Declination.
Grating: 2400 L/mm
Dispersion: 0.059 Angstr./pix
Spectral resolution R ~ 18000
CCD camera ATIK 460EX (picture above not up to date)
Guiding webcam Phillips