Astronomical Telescope

Equipment



Astronomical Telescope
Planewave
CDK24

Astronomical optical imaging

  • Optical Design: Corrected Dall-Kirkham
  • Primary Mirror Diameter: 0.61-metres
  • Secondary Mirror Diameter: 287-mm
  • Effective Diameter: 0.54-metres (21.2")
  • Focal length: 3962-mm 
  • Focal ratio: 6.50
  • Details are here
2013

Research Facility



Burke-Gaffney Observatory
Saint Mary's University
Halifax
Nova Scotia (NS)

The Burke-Gaffney Observatory is a fully robotic optical astronomical observatory. It is the world's first observatory to interact with its observers entirely using social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook).

It has a flexible and easy-to-use interface that allows observers to obtain astronomical images of objects of their choice in a fully-automatic way. 

It's main instrument is a Planewave CDK24 0.60-metre telescope and two CCD cameras and up to 16 optical filters. 
  • Astronomy and Physics
  • Education
  • Information and Communication Technologies and Media

Contacts



David Lane Primary Contact
9024205640
Director

Date submitted: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 12:49 PM
Date updated: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 12:50 PM

2018-04-09T04:19:16+00:00