Initially, observations of variable stars were carried out using 150 mm f/5 Newtonian with an unmodified Canon EOS 600D camera attached to it. The telescope was mounted on a motorized EQ5 equatorial mount.

In Nov 2019 I replaced standard motors with EQ Drive Upgrade Kit EQ5.

From April 2021, I'm using the ZWO ASI183MM Pro camera (with filter wheel) as the main photometry device.

From the beginning of 2022, a camera ZWO ASI120MM-S with an old 135mm lens (Jupiter-37A) is used for guiding. The mount was severely modified by niknik ( to reduce backlash and increase payload.