Telescope Status

Telescope Control Sun Weather Dome State Observation RA | Dec

This 0.6m (24 inch) Perkin-Elmer telescope is located atop the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center building in Chapel Hill, NC. While Chapel Hill skies are certainly not as dark and stable as the skies we find in Chile or Arizona, it is often clear enough for graduate and undergraduate students to obtain useful data and experience which prepares them to use research instruments at national observatories. Even with the many street and athletic field lights brightening the Chapel Hill sky, we are able to detect faint objects like distant galaxies or quasars.

Visitors at Morehead Observatory Guest Night have the opportunity to see the telescope in operation. For more information about how you can reserve your place, visit our guest night page


Filters

U

B

V

R

Halpha

OIII

SII

Open


Info

APERTURE: 0.6 m
FOCAL LENGTH: 8478.0 mm
F-RATIO: 13.9
FILTERS: U, B, V, R, Halpha, OIII, SII, Open
CCD SIZE: 3073 x 2048 (9 um pixels)
FOV: 11.2 x 7.5 arcmins
SITE: Morehead

Recent Images

Observation: 11318379
Exposure: 42730009
Filter: Open
Length: 20.00s
taken 11.4d ago

Observation: 10672917
Exposure: 40883065
Filter: Open
Length: 0.50s
taken 11.4d ago

Observation: 10702443
Exposure: 41286521
Filter: V
Length: 1.00s
taken 142.5d ago

Observation: 10618793
Exposure: 40680468
Filter: Open
Length: 1.00s
taken 142.5d ago

Observation: 10702409
Exposure: 41285794
Filter: U
Length: 0.50s
taken 142.5d ago