The Lozano Observatory
The Lozano Observatory 


We are dedicated to the Art of Astrophotography and share as many images as we can on this site.  I have recently upgraded my main imaging camera to an STT-8300M with an AO8-T adaptive optics unit so check back for new images soon!

 Check out the video documenting the ISS contact event at the bottom of this page. 

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   Image of the Month - Messier 81 & Messier 82, two dramatic galaxies located in the constellation Ursa Major and about 12 MILLION lightyears from Earth.  This image is a combination of 3 hours through each Red, Green and Blue filters, 5 hours through a luminance filter and 2 hours through a hydrogen alpha filter. The telescope was a TEC 140mm refractor, shot through an SBIG STT- 8300M self-guided camera with Astrodon Gen II filters. The mount was a Paramount MX+ robotically controlled mount.

The Lozano Observatory made history in March 2012 by contacting the International Space Station from our site using a 1 watt laser and two industrial high power  spot lights! Astronauts aboard the ISS confirmed our contact with photographs! Check out our video of the event by clicking on our Youtube channel link below. If you are interested in visiting our site contact us at





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