To get the best possible high resolution images requires:
All of these are required simultaneously! With these goals in mind, I've been building up the Stellar Products observatory with the appropriate parts:
Detail and photos of this observatory are included in the linked pages. All of the telescope operations are accessible from inside my home through underground cables to a dedicated control panel and personal computer. The telescope is literally on the edge of a small valley which leads to the Pacific Ocean, so seeing (when the fog hasn't rolled in) is often very good.
New 16" Telescope description and photos
Old 10" Telescope description and photos
Image processing tests
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Adaptive optics tutorials