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Thirty CentiMeter Telescope

Thirty CentiMeter Telescope Thirty CentiMeter Telescope

The telescope is designed to cover 50mm diameter field of view with minimal vignetting to achieve greatest possible field of view with better than 1.5"/px sampling.

  • 0.3m f/4 primary mirror, focal length 1.2m. The resulting focal length is prolonged to 1.4m by coma-corrector.
  • Robust 9-points mirror cell.
  • 11cm minor-axis secondary mirror.
  • Carbon-fiber tube.
  • 3" focuser with three linear bearings.
  • M2 motorized focuser electronics.

  • M2Mount

    M2Mount

    The mount, designed and built by M. Myslivec, can track for several minutes without guiding with seeing-limited precision.

  • Load capacity 50+ kg of instruments.
  • Friction drives on both axes.
  • Periodic error < 1 arcsec.
  • Pulsar-2 mount controller.

  • CCD camera pack

    CCD Camera Pack

    The CCD camera pack consists of:

  • Moravian Instruments G4-16000 camera.
  • EFW-4M-5 External Filter Wheel for 5 filters 50 x 50mm
  • G4-OAG Off-axis Guider Adapter
  • G1 guiding camera
  • TeleVue BIG 3" Paracorr Type 2

  • Moravian Instruments G4-16000 camera

    Moravian Instruments G4-16000 CCD Camera

  • KAF16803 CCD Detector.
  • 4096 x 4096 pixels resolution.
  • 9 x 9um pixel size.
  • 31.7 x 31.7mm detector area.
  • 45 degrees Celsius below ambient cooling.
  • Mechanical shutter.
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface.
  • More details at www.gxccd.com.
  • G4-16000 CCD Camera Response

    Despite the KAF-16803 is equipped with ABG, sensor linearity is perfect up to ~60 000 ADU.

    EFW-4M-5 External Filter Wheel

    Moravian Instruments G4-16000 CCD Camera

  • 5 filters positions.
  • Accepts 50 x 50mm square filters
  • G4 Off-axis Guider Adapter

    Moravian Instruments G4-16000 CCD Camera

    G1 guiding camera

    Moravian Instruments G4-16000 CCD Camera

    TeleVue BIG 3" Paracorr Type 2

    Moravian Instruments G4-16000 CCD Camera

    BIG Paracorr on the right, 2-inch Paracorr with T-thread (M42x0.75) interface on the left for comparison.