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The 0.60-m f/9.83 Cassegrain reflector in its dome.
Currently the largest telescope in Tuscany region

 

Technical data of the new 0.60-m f/9.83 telescope:

  • Optics figuring: Zen firm
  • Primary mirror aperture: 600 mm, f/3.5 primary focus (not used), f/9.83 Cassegrain focus
  • Primary mirror material: Schott Suprax
  • Secondary mirror (owned by IRF) diameter: 203 mm
  • Secondary mirror material: Corning Pyrex 7741
  • Telescope focal length at Cassegrain focus: 5900 mm
  • Tubus: made of a sheet of carbon fiber wounded up around a plastic compound
  • Fork mounting: Mathis Instruments MI 750/1000 F
  • Telescope control system: Astro-Physics GTO CP3
  • Electrical focuser: JMI XTc extreme 3" + RoboFocus
  • Finder scope/wide field astrograph (owned by IRF): Takahashi SKY 90 fluorite apochromat doublet refractor
  • Small finder scope (owned by IRF): 8x30 mm
  • Eyepiece: TeleVue 55mm Ploss 2" (owned by IRF)
  • Small "Red dot" finder scope (owned by IRF)

The 60 cm reflector in its dome
as seen from North-East

The 60 cm reflector in its dome
as seen from its Northern side
The 60 cm reflector in its dome
as seen from its Southern side
Another view of the Southern side of the 60 cm reflector in its dome
Another view of the Northern side
of the 60 cm reflector in its dome
A view of the 60 cm reflector in its dome seen from North-West

 

 

The building of the OAC hosts various different telescopes:

  • a 0.60-m f/9.83 Cassegrain reflector telescope with equatorial fork mount
  • a 0.30-m f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with equatorial fork mount
  • a 0.20-m f/10 portable Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • 0.09-m f/5 .6 to f/4.5 Takahashi Sky90 apochromat fluorite doublet refractor
  • a 0.04-m f/10 refractor Coronado personal solar telescope with an H-alpha interference filter

The following table shows the different kind of usage of the above mentioned telescopes:

Telescope
(and status)

Avalilable Auxiliary Equipment
(for more details see the section "Opto-electronic instrumentation")

Main usage
0.60-m f/9.83 Cassegrain reflector
(operational)
  • IRF's optical photoelectric photometer
  • OAC's optical photoelectric photometer
  • infrared photoelectric photometer
  • CCD stellar spectrograph (owned by IRF)
  • CCD nebular spectrograph
  • CCD camera with UBVRI filters
  • another CCD camera with UBVRI and u'g'r'i'z' filters (owned by IRF)
  • adaptive optics
  • Eyepiece Televue Plössl 55mm, 2" (owned by IRF)
  • 0.20-m secondary mirror (owned by IRF)
  • mainly research
  • (also public outreach)
  • (also education)

0.30-m f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain
(not operational, to be refurbished)

  • IRF's optical photoelectric photometer
  • OAC's optical photoelectric photometer
  • infrared photoelectric photometer
  • CCD stellar spectrograph
  • CCD nebular spectrograph
  • CCD camera with UBVRI filters
  • another CCD camera with UBVRI and u'g'r'i'z' filters
  • adaptive optics
  • mainly research
  • (also public outreach)
  • (also education)
0.20-m f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain
(operational)
none
  • public outreach
  • education

0.09-m f/5 .6 to f/4.5 Takahashi Sky90 apochromat fluorite refractor, owned by IRF
(operational)

none
mainly research
0.04-m f/10
refractor Coronado
(operational)
none
  • public outreach
  • education

 


The OAC's Director M.M.M. Santangelo shows the auxiliary equipment (attached to the 0.30-m f/10 telescope) to Prof. C. Bartolini from Bologna University and Loiano Astromical Observatory

 


The 0.30-m f/10 telescope in its dome as seen from south-east

 

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