Telescope Specifications

Primary Telescope:

24 Inch RC Optical Ritchey-Chretien Reflector

  • Maunfacturer: RC Optical
  • Aperture: 609.6mm
  • Focal Length: 4739.7mm
  • F Ratio: 7.78
  • Filter Wheel: Apogee AFW-50-10S (10 slots)
  • Mount: RC Optical Systems Professional Series
  • Telescope Control System: Sidereal Technology Brushless Servo Control
  • Ancillary Systems: RCO servo focuser, precision instrument rotator,
  • motorized mirror covers, primary fans, secondary heater
  • Off-Axis Guider (OAG): SBIG ST402-ME
  • Array Size (pixels): 765 x 510
  • Pixel Size: 9 x 9 microns
  • Imaging Area: 6.9 x 4.3mm (29.67mm2)
  • Imaging Diagonal: 8.13mm
  • Linear Full Well (typical): 100K electrons
  • QE at 400nm: 45%
  • Peak QE (635nm): 85%
  • Anti-blooming: NABG Only
  • OAG Position Angle: 0-360 degrees with respect to main telescope optical axis
  • Primary Camera: Apogee Aspen CG16M
  • Array Size (pixels): 4096 x 4096
  • Pixel Size: 9 x 9 microns
  • Imaging Area: 36.8 x 36.8mm (1359mm2)
  • Imaging Diagonal: 52.1mm
  • Linear Full Well (typical): 100K electrons
  • Dynamic Range: 79 dB
  • QE at 400nm: 42%
  • Peak QE (550nm): 60%
  • Anti-blooming: >100%
  • Default Filters
  • Luminance
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • H-alpha
  • OIII
  • SII
  • Johnson V
  • Johnson B
  • Johnson R
  • Other Filters (Special Request)
  • Sloan g'
  • Sloan r'
  • Sloan i'
  • Sloan z'
  • Clear
  • Dome And Dome Systems
  • Observa-Dome 4-Meter Dome
  • Boltwood Clarity II Cloud Sensor
  • Davis Vantage Pro 2 Weather Station
  • SBIG All Sky Camera
  • Observatory Automation Software
  • DC-3 Dreams ACP Astronomical Control System
  • ACP Scheduler
  • MaxImDL
  • FocusMax