Hello, I am Giorgio Favini and my great passion is astronomy and astrophotography.
All started when I was 7 years old and my parents gave me the mythical yellow Konus 114/900 with which I began to take pictures of the moon with a Canon reflex camera.
In 1994 I was given a Meade LX200 10” purchased at the historical Ottica Miotti with which I have attempted at photographing objects from the deep sky and subsequently approaching the CCD world by purchasing an Xpress HX516 starlight.
After a discontinuous activity, in 2012 I decided to make the big jump and build a fixed position in Val d'Aosta, equipping it with an excellent 10 Micron GM4000, TEC 140 and SBIG 16803.
The last important step was to build a larger astronomical observatory, named Synapsy, equipped with the following equipment:
  • 10 Micron GM 4000
  • TEC 180 coupled to a FLI 50100
  • Orion U.K. 16” coupled to a SBIG 16803 with adaptive optics
  • Coronado telescope for solar shooting in H-Alpha
  • Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX IV
  • Takahashi FSQ 85
I would like to thank all the people who have had the patience and the passion to teach me this wonderful hobby and in particular gentlemen Lorenzo Comolli and Edoardo Radice.