The telescope is a 8-inch Celestron (black, at top). A magnifying lens near the back of the telescope projects the image of the sky on to the IFU which can be seen at the bottom of the setup. A 4.5 inch Meade reflector (white) fitted with a Star-light Xpress MX5 CCD provides acquisition and guiding. The equatorial mount is an ALTER D-6. The telescope is shown deployed on the road outside the CIRPASS lab.
24th Jan 2002 Operating the telescope from inside the lab looking out the window at the north celestial pole region.
15th Jan 2002 First night using the 8-inch Celestron
Nov 2001 Observations of Polaris using a 5.5mm aperture telescope
Last modified: Wed Jan 25 2002