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 High resolution 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 Mako G-234B Apogee U9000 north
SBIG STL6303E south
Nikon D200 Andor Zyla 4.2+ Apogee U16M Apogee U16M SBIG STX-16803 Apogee U16M Apogee Aspen CG230 Apogee Aspen CG16M
Detector Sony IMX249 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 1936 x 1216 3056 x 3056 North
3072 x 2048 South
4096 x 4096 2048 x 2048 4096 x 4096 4096 x 4096 4096 x 4096 4096 x 4096 2048 x 2048 4096 x 4096
Pixel size 5.86 microns 12 microns North
9 microns South
6.09 microns 6.5 microns 9 microns 9 microns 9 microns 9 microns 15 microns 9 microns
Pixel scale 0.338 "/pixel
(0.135 "/pixel)
4.67 "/pixel north
3.50 "/pixel south
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 10.8' x 6.8'
(4.3 x 2.7')
3.96 x 3.96 north
2.99 x 1.99 south
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 0.62"
(0.25")
9.3" north
7.0" south
29" 0.78" 1.1" 0.78" 0.78" 0.82" 0.086 (64,000) 0.026 (231,000)
Notes R G B C
(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 June 25, 2017