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 (temporary unavailable)

  • z'

  • v'

  • Clear

  • H-alpha

  • OIII

  • SII

  • Johnson V

  • Johnson B

  • Johnson R

  • Other Filters (Special Request)

  • Sloan g' (temporarily unavailable)

  • Sloan r' (temporarily unavailable)

  • 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