The Equipment of the Observatory
- Observatory photos
- Eguipment photos
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- 25-lat-obserwatorium.pdf - overview article by J.M.Kreiner & B.Zakrzewski
The main astronomical instrument of the observatory is the mirror telescope of the Cassegrain system, produced by the Carl Zeiss Jena (Germany). The basic specifications of the telescope are as follows:
- the diameter of the main mirror: 600 mm
- the focal length of the main mirror: 2400 mm
- the field of view: 20'
- the weight of the telescope: 2760 kg
- the diameter of the secondary mirror: 183 mm
- the equivalent focal length: 7500 mm
The same sort of telescope can be found in Poland in Bialkow near Poznań, in Ostrowik near Warsaw and in Piwnice near Toruń.
The modular construction allows one observer to easy change the configuration. Each part of the system works independently and is controlled by an computer located in the control room.
The guiding system
The guiding system can be used to control tracking of the telescope during photometric observations. The Observatory is currently use an autoguider system which uses a secondary guidescope mounted parallel to the optical axis of the main instrument (D= 20cm, F=220cm).
Small dome and RC-8'' telescope
- J.M.Kreiner, J.Krzesinski, B.Pokrzywka, G.Pajdosz, S.Zola, M.Drozdz,"Dual-channel Photometer - CCD Camera Systems at the Mt. Suhora Observatory", I.Elliot, C.J.Buttler (eds.) Poster Papers on Stellar Photometry, Proc. of the IAU Coll. 136, Dublin, 4-7 Aug. 1992, 1993, 80-83
- B.Pokrzywka, W.Ogloza, W.Dywan "Electronic parameters of the photometer at the Mt. Suhora Observatory", Proceedings of the 27th Meeting of the Polish Astronomical Society, Poznan, September 12-15 1995, 1996, 106-108
- J.Krzesinski, K.Wojcik,"Multi-task guiding system of the Mt. Suhora Observatory", Astron. Astrophys., Vol. 280, 1993, 338-34
- J.Krzesinski, W.Ogloza, B.Pokrzywka "CCD Photometry at Mt. Suhora Observatory" Proc. I.A.P.P.P. Symposium 1995, 28-30 April 1995, Baja, Hungary, 1996, 121-124