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The CGO is located at N34.10 by W117.10 in Cedar Glen Ca. The Cedar Glen Observatory is now recognized by the IAU (International Astronomy Union) with observatory code U78.
 
The observatory is primarily used for MPO work (minor planet observations).
 
Cedar Glen is located in Southern Ca, near Lake Arrowhead, located on the North East side of the San Bernardino range at an elevation of 5,000 feet. Due to the observatory's location, on-shore overcast from the pacific ocean rarely causes viewing problems. Limiting visual magnitudes run from 6.0-7.0. Limiting telescope magnitudes run between 18-19.
 
The observatory is approx. 50 sq. ft. in size and utilizes a 2.5m Observadome. A spiral staircase leads from the 100 sq. ft. heated control room on the second floor to the top of the observatory.
 
The observatory houses a Meade 16" LX200GPS (406mm) mounted equatorially to a 3,000 lb steel pier. CCD imaging is achieved with a SBIG STL-4020 camera.
 
Below please find a short film about amateur astronomy. 

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