Shared Skies at Moore and Mt. Kent Observatories and on Mt. Lemmon
Current Telescopes and Instrumentation




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Mewlon FSQN North
FSQS South
Nikon CDK20N North CDK20S South MORC Manner CDK700 AO Echelle Large Echelle
Application Real time imaging Wide field photometry
and imaging
Stars in color High cadence
robotic imaging
and photometry
Robotic photometry
and imaging
Precision photometry
Stellar spectroscopy
Precision photometry
and imaging
Precision photometry
Stellar spectrocopy
Stellar spectroscopy Stellar spectroscopy
Optics Takahashi
Mewlon 300
Dall-Kirkham
Takahashi
FSQ106-ED
Flat field Petzval
Nikon
9-element lens
Planewave CDK20
Corrected Dall-Kirkham
Planewave CDK20
Corrected Dall-Kirkham
RC Optical
Ritchie-Chretien
RC Optical
Ritchie-Chretien
Planewave CDK700
Corrected Dall-Kirkham
AO coupled Petzval
31.6 g/mm echelle
Triplet apochromat
316 g/mm echelle
Aperture
f-ratio
30 cm
f/11.9 (f/29.8)
10.6 cm
f/5
6.1 cm
f/1.4
51 cm
f/6.8
51 cm
f/6.8
61 cm
f/8.0
61 cm
f/8.0
70 cm
f/6.5
10.6 cm
f/5.0
15 cm
f/7.3
Focal length 357.2 cm
(893 cm)
53.0 cm 8.5 cm 345.4 cm 345.4 cm 480.0 cm 480.0 cm 451.6 cm 53.0 cm 110.0 cm
Image scale 57.7 "/mm
(23.1 "/mm)
389 "/mm 2400 "/mm 60 "/mm 60 "/mm 43 "/mm 43 "/mm 46 "/mm 2.89 /mm 1.45 /mm
Camera Allied Vision GX3300C Apogee U9000 north
SBIG STL6303E south
Moore Nikon D3s
Mt. Kent Nikon D200
Andor Zyla 4.2+ Apogee U16M Apogee U16M SBIG STX-16803 Apogee U16M Apogee Aspen CG230 Apogee Aspen CG16M
Detector On Semi KAI-08050 On Semi KAF-09000 north
On Semi KAF-6303E south
Nikon CMOS Andor sCMOS On Semi KAF-16803 On Semi KAF-16803 On Semi KAF-16803 On Semi KAF-16803 E2V CCD230-42 On Semi KAF-16803
Array 3296 x 2472 3056 x 3056 North
3072 x 2048 South
D3s 4288 x 2844
D200 3296 x 2472
2048 x 2048 4096 x 4096 4096 x 4096 4096 x 4096 4096 x 4096 2048 x 2048 4096 x 4096
Pixel size 5.5 microns 12 microns North
9 microns South
D3s 8.4 microns
D200 6.1 microns
6.5 microns 9 microns 9 microns 9 microns 9 microns 15 microns 9 microns
Pixel scale 0.317 "/pixel
(0.127 "/pixel)
4.67 "/pixel north
3.50 "/pixel south
D3s 20.2 "/pixel
D200 14.6 "/pixel
0.39 "/pixel 0.54 "/pixel 0.39 "/pixel 0.39 "/pixel 0.41 "/pixel 0.043 /pixel 0.0131 /pixel
Field 17.4' x 13.1' 3.96 x 3.96 north
2.99 x 1.99 south
D3s 24.0 x 16.0
D200 15.7 x 10.5
13.3' x 13.3' 36.9' x 36.9' 26.6' x 26.6' 26.6' x 26.6' 27.3' x 27.3' 88 x 40 orders 53 x 34"
Resolution 0.64"
(0.26")
9.3" north
7.0" south
D3s 40"
D200 29"
0.78" 1.1" 0.78" 0.78" 0.82" 0.086 (64,000) 0.026 (231,000)
Notes RGB Bayer Mask
(2.5x Barlow)
U B V R I C
also S[II] Hα O[III] Hβ north
RGB Bayer Mask
BW489 (IR Block)
82% QE
53 frames/s
g' r' i' z' bb V
S[II] Hα O[III] Hβ
g' r' i' z' bb C
S[II] Hα O[III] Hβ
g' r' i' z' bb C g' r' i' z' 
C R G B Hα(5nm) O[III](3nm)
g' r' i' z' bb C
He S[II] Hα O[III] C
Spectrograph
Cross dispersed
Spectrograph
Order selected
Location Moore Roll Roof Moore Roll Roof
Mt. Kent O'Mara
Moore Roll Roof
Mt. Kent O'Mara
Moore Sirius Mt. Kent Page Moore Ash Mt. Lemmon Mt. Kent Hagrid Mt. Kent Hagrid
Fiber coupled
Moore Ash
Fiber coupled
Status Operational Operational Operational Operational Operational Operational Operational Operational Lab development Lab testing




Updated September 17, 2017