Some details of the optical telescope and equipment:
20" hyperbolic mirror (Ritchey-Chretien).
f/8.1 54" tube.
Telescope Control System (TCS) and MaximDL software
Apogee Ap7 back illuminated CCD array, 512 x 512.
Apogee Ap8 back illuminated CCD array, 1024 x 1024.
8-position filter wheel, holds 1" filters.
6-position filter wheel, holds 2" filters
Spectrograph: Optomechanical model 10C.
Offset guider with CCD.
Eyepiece assembly for visual observing
Pentium computer with MaximDL CCD acquistion and IDL analysis software.**
Pentium computer with IRAF and STSDAS running under Linux RedHat 6.2 operating system
**IDL software donated by David Stern of Research Systems Incorporated. We're delighted to have this very powerful data analysis tool.