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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

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Open


Info

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

Recent Images

Observation: 4335382
Exposure: 27148290
Filter: Open
Length: 2.00s
taken 33.2d ago

Observation: 4335383
Exposure: 27148291
Filter: Open
Length: 2.00s
taken 33.2d ago

Observation: 4335381
Exposure: 27148289
Filter: Open
Length: 2.00s
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Observation: 4335380
Exposure: 27148288
Filter: Open
Length: 2.00s
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Observation: 4335379
Exposure: 27148287
Filter: Open
Length: 5.00s
taken 33.2d ago