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Catalina Sky Survey Telelscopes on Mts. Bigelow and Lemmon

 

 

The Catalina Sky Survey Telescopes currently consists of a consortium of 3 cooperating surveys: the original Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) located on Mt. Bigelow in the Catalina Mountains, the Siding Springs Survey (SSS) near Coonabarabran, New South Wales and the Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLSS) at the summit of Mount Lemmon. These three telescopes share a common mission of obtaining an inventory of better than 90% of the 140-meter or larger Near Earth Objects (NEOs). The CSS and MLSS are owned and operated by Steward Observatory.

 

Catalina Sky Survey Specifications

Location Specifications

Longtitude

-110.7345

Latitude

32.4165

Elevation

8235 ft.

Telescope Specifications

Aperture

1.54 m

Focal Length  

9.6 m

Mount

Elevation/Azimuth

Additional Information on telescope specifications

Additional information regarding optical specifications

Instruments

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Additional instrumentation & Science Operations

 

The weather forecast at the LBT is provided by the National Weather Service.

Mt. Lemmon Survey Specifications

Location Specifications

Longtitude

-110.7345

Latitude

32.4165

Elevation

8235 ft.

Telescope Specifications

Aperture

1.54 m

Focal Length  

9.6 m

Mount

Elevation/Azimuth

Additional Information on telescope specifications

Additional information regarding optical specifications

Instruments

?

?

Additional instrumentation & Science Operations

 

The weather forecast at the LBT is provided by the National Weather Service.