Physics Observatory Telescope

Physics Department Observatory Telescope

The new telescope in our observatory is a 14" diameter, Schmidt-Cassegrain, Celestron C-14 mounted on an Astro-Physics GTO 1200 mount. The telescope has a focal length of 3910 mm, is f/11 without a reducer (f/7 with), and has four eyepieces available for use. The telescope is used by our astronomy classes in the fall and by the Astronomy Club.

Senior student projects, using our SBIG ST-9 CCD camera, are a further use of the facility. Astrophotography, and variable stars have been two recent projects.

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How to get to the Observatory

  1. Go to the MacNaughton Building
  2. Take the elevator to the 5th floor
  3. Climb stairs to roof

Telescope Astrophotographs

Click on a thumbnail image to see a larger view:

  • Whirlpool galaxy
  • Whirlpool galaxy - another view
  • Crab Nebula
  • Orion Nebula
  • Diffuse spiral galaxy
  • Diffuse spiral galaxy
  • Jupiter and 4 moons
  • Ring Nebula
  • Dumbbell Nebula
  • Globular cluster
  • Mars