The Lozano Observatory
The Lozano Observatory 

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We are dedicated to the Art of Astrophotography and share as many images as we can on this site.  As of April 2023 the imaging scope is a TEC 140mm refractor mounted on a Software Bisque Paramount MX+.


My main imaging camera is an STT-8300M with Gen II Astrodon LRGBHA filters.


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   Image of the MonthAnnular Eclipse, Bulverde, Texas.  This phase of the eclipse is the Ring of Fire.  What's interesting about this image is the phenomenon known as Baily's Beads where the mountains and valleys of the Moon breakup the smooth edge of the Moon and allow the Sun's light to filter through the edge!  This image was captured with a Nikon D3200 at f/8, 800 ISO and a Thousand Oaks Solar filter.

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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