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Telescopes

Isengard Telescope

The Isengard telescope is a 16-inch f/6 Newtonian style telescope made by Cave-Astrola. It is mounted on an equatorial mount. The telescope was donated by amateur astronomer Lt Col Bill Isengard UASF (Ret).

The telescope is equipped with an Astrometric Systems GoTo drive that can be controlled using a laptop. NGC-MAX digital setting circles are also available for moving the telescope scope manually. The focuser has a motorized Feathertouch unit so that tube vibration is minimized when refocusing. A variety of 1.25-inch and 2-inch eyepieces and filters are available for use with the telescope.

Imaging Telescope

The imaging telescope is a 14-inch Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube assembly. A HyperStar optical corrector for CCD camera use at f1.9 is mounted on the telescope. This configuration accommodates a 6 megapixel CCD-Labs one-shot color camera. An Orion 80mm short tube refractor is used for image guiding.

Image acquisition and processing is accomplished on a laptop running TheSky6 Professional, CCDSoft, and Nebulosity software packages.

16-inch Dobsonian

The 16-inch f/4.5 Dobsonian telescope is a re-built Meade optical tube assembly on an improved mount. It is equipped with an NGC-MAX digital setting circle object locator. It has a finderscope and a Telrad. The base has wheels that allow easy movement of the telescope from the Main Dome building to the observing field.

10-inch Dobsonian

The 10-inch Dobsonian telescope is also called the "Pellegrino Telescope" because the tube was constructed and used by George Pellegrino.

6-inch Dobsonian

The 6-inch Dobsonian is a home-built model that is equipped with a Telrad.

6-inch Refractor

The 6-inch refractor is an Astrophysics f/8 that mounts on one of the fixed piers using an equatorial mount.

Large Binoculars

The Astro-Vue RA-88-SA binoculars are 88mm binoculars that use a pair of 1.25-inch eyepieces mounted at a right-angle for comfortable viewing. The binoculars are used with a tripod.

Solar Telescope

The solar telescope is a Coronado Personal Solar Telescope (PST) mounted on a tripod.

Isengard Telescope

The Isengard telescope is a 16-inch f/6 Newtonian style telescope made by Cave-Astrola. It is mounted on an equatorial mount. The telescope was donated by amateur astronomer Lt Col Bill Isengard UASF (Ret).


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