The Jim Loudon Observatory is located in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains on the east
edge of Tucson. Instrumentation includes a TEC 8"f/20 Mak-Cas, Dynamax6, Celestron 5, an
RV-6 Dynascope and other smaller instruments. Augmenting these are several filar
micrometers, video and web cameras, an objective prism spectrograph. This equipment is used to: make regular lunar, planetary and solar morphological observations as well as used to measure high proper motion and binary stars.