The Coast Guard Academy Observatory
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The CGA Observatory was constructed over 120 Saturdays from 1999 to 2001 by James Dire (Project Director and Astronomer) and Kevin Gounaud (Project Engineer and Construction Supervisor). While mostly a two-man operation, assistance was provided by CGA faculty, alumni, cadets, CG Foundation staff, CG Auxiliarist and Thames Amateur Astronomical Society members.
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Cloudy Nights Review of the

20.25 inch (0.51 m) f/8.1 Ritchey-Cretien Cassegrain telescop