Shared Skies
Moore - Mt. Kent - Mt. Lemmon
Current Telescopes and Instrumentation




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Star FSQ Nikon CDK20 AZ20 MORC Manner CDK700 Baaches Echelle Fiber Echelle
Application Real time imaging Wide field photometry
and imaging
Stars in color Robotic photometry
Imaging
Fast imaging
Spectroscopy
Precision photometry
Spectroscopy*
Precision photometry
Infrared imaging
Precision photometry
Imaging
Spectroscopy* Bright star spectroscopy
Optics Takahashi
TOA 150
Takahashi
FSQ106-ED
Flat field Petzval
Nikon
9-element lens
Planewave CDK20
Corrected Dall-Kirkham
RC Optical
Ritchie-Chretien
RC Optical
Ritchie-Chretien
RC Optical
Ritchie-Chretien
Planewave CDK700
Corrected Dall-Kirkham
Cross-dispersed echelle Asymmetric reflecting
316 g/mm echelle
Aperture
f-ratio
15 cm
f/7
10.6 cm
f/5
6.1 cm
f/1.4
51 cm
f/6.8
51 cm
f/8.0
61 cm
f/8.0
61 cm
f/8.0
70 cm
f/6.5
5 cm
f/10.0
20 cm
f/8
Focal length 110 cm 53.0 cm 8.5 cm 345.4 cm 400.0 cm 480.0 cm 480.0 cm 451.6 cm ~25 cm ~1 m
Image scale 188 "/mm 389 "/mm 2400 "/mm 60 "/mm 52 "/mm 43 "/mm 43 "/mm 46 "/mm
Camera Sony Alpha a7 III SBIG STXL 6303 north
SBIG STL 6303 south
Moore Nikon D3s
Mt. Kent Nikon D200
SBIG STX-16803 ASI ZWO 16200 Apogee U16M SBIG STX-16803 Apogee U16M ASI ZWO 183MM Apogee U9
Detector Sony CMOS On Semi KAF-6303E Nikon CMOS On Semi KAF-16803 Sony IMX455 CMOS On Semi KAF-16803 On Semi KAF-16803 On Semi KAF-16803 Sony IMX183 CMOS On Semi KAF-9000
Array 6000 x 4000 33072 x 2048 D3s 4288 x 2844
D200 3296 x 2472
4096 x 4096 9578 x 6388 4096 x 4096 4096 x 4096 4096 x 4096 5496 x 3672 3056 x 3056
Pixel size 6 microns 9 microns D3s 8.4 microns
D200 6.1 microns
9 microns 3.76 microns 9 microns 9 microns 9 microns 2.4 microns 12 microns
Pixel scale 1.13 "/pixel
0.45 "/pixel (2.5x)
3.50 "/pixel D3s 20.2 "/pixel
D200 14.6 "/pixel
0.54 "/pixel 0.20 "/pixel 0.39 "/pixel 0.39 "/pixel 0.41 "/pixel ~0.2 /bin ~0.02 /pixel
Field 1.9 x 1.3 2.99 x 1.99 south D3s 24.0 x 16.0
D200 15.7 x 10.5
36.9' x 36.9' 36.9' x 36.9' 26.6' x 26.6' 26.6' x 26.6' 27.3' x 27.3' 4000 x 2.1' 60
Resolution 2.5"
1.0" (2.5x)
7.0" D3s 40"
D200 29"
1.1" 1.1" 0.78" 0.78" 0.82" 0.33 (18,000) ~0.04 (~150,000)
Notes Bayer-mask RGB Sloan Hα RGB-color north
Johnson-Cousins south
Bayer-mask RGB
BW489 (IR Block)
Sloan bb V
S[II] Hα O[III] Hβ
Johnson Cousins
S[II] Hα O[III] Hβ
Sloan bb C Sloan  C  Open Sloan bb C
He S[II] Hα O[III] C
Spectrograph
Cross dispersed
Spectrograph
Order selected
Location Moore
Star Dome
Moore Ash / MORC
Mt. Kent O'Mara
Moore Roll Roof
Mt. Kent O'Mara
Moore Sirius
Mt. Kent Hagrid
Moore Roll Roof Moore Ash Mt. Lemmon Mt. Kent Hagrid MORC Azari
Fiber coupled
Status Operational Operational north
Off line south
Off line Operational Installation Operational Operational Operational Sky testing Concept testing




Updated November 24, 2021