The Observatory Dome now houses a Meade LX200 16” GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain (equatorial mount).
The 16” research-grade telescope pictured here is the centerpiece of the observatory’s operation. It is computer controlled and capable of locating over 144,000 celestial objects. The 10'6" dome is an Ash Manufacturing Dome.
Several portable telescopes are used for night sky or solar observing.
- Celestron NexStar 8iSE 8” GOTO Schmidt-Cassegrain
- Coronado PST Solar Telescope
- 2 - 6” Dobsonian reflectors (Orion SkyQuest XT6)
- 2 - 3” equatorial Refractors (Orion 90mm AstroView)