La Scala Observatory

Jim  and Nancy Scala  Lafayette, California

Updated March 8, 2015.

First Light Image: December 16, 2000 With New Refractor

Jupiter December 17, 0400 UT

A friend and I  installed my new 228 mm Apochromatic (APO) refractor on December 16, 2000 and I acquired this image that same evening at about 8:00 PM PST in mediocre seeing.  For more information on the La Scala observatory  follow the links below.

Activities and Information About La Scala Observatory

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About Jim & Nancy Scala

Full Moon

Entire Moon Images

Saturn 2011

  Slender Moon

Venus 2002

Jupiter 2011

Lunar Vistas

Venus 2004

Jupiter 2010


Face On Galaxies

Jupiter 2009



Venus 2007

Venus 2005-2006


Mars 2007

Sun Images

Globular Clusters

Saturn 2010

Transit of Mercury

Double Stars

H-α Solar Images

Wide Field Images

Mars 2005



Crescent Moon

Saturn 2004 through 2009


Links and E-mail to Jim Scala

Mt Diablo Astronomical Society

Eastbay Astronomical Society

E-Mail To Jim Scala