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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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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: 3146428
Exposure: 22444764
Filter: R
Length: 10.00s
taken 101.3d ago

Observation: 3146428
Exposure: 22444763
Filter: R
Length: 10.00s
taken 101.3d ago

Observation: 3146428
Exposure: 22444762
Filter: R
Length: 10.00s
taken 101.3d ago

Observation: 3146427
Exposure: 22444761
Filter: R
Length: 10.00s
taken 101.3d ago

Observation: 3146427
Exposure: 22444760
Filter: R
Length: 10.00s
taken 101.3d ago