Telescope: 24 Inch

telescopeThe observatory houses a professional-grade 24-inch (0.6-m) Cassegrain reflecting telescope from DFM Engineering. It is principally used in introductory and advanced courses for imaging using a FLI PL 16803  CCD camera and a variety of optical filters. It also carries an Optomechanics C-10 spectrograph, recently upgraded with new components and a new Apogee U1107 spectroscopy CCD. The telescope is also used to conduct research on variable massive stars in young star clusters, and in addition, to observe occultations of stars by small bodies in the outer solar system.