Telescope Structure

Mounting Altitude Azimuth (ALT-AZ)
Basic Optics Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain
Maximum slewing speed 2 degrees per s
Servo settling time less than 5 s
Blind pointing accuracy between 3 to 10 arcsec depending on cassegrain axis position

This class of telescopes was manufactured by Telescope Technologies Ltd (now part of LCO) in Birkenhead, UK.


Spectral camera, Fairchild CCD-486 on straight-through port

FLOYDS low resolution spectrograph on a side port.

Merope camera, E2V 42-40 CCD on a side port (not supported)