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Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope

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The Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT) is located on Mt. Graham in south eastern Arizona, and is part of the Mount Graham International Observatory. The Vatican Observatory Research Group (VORG) operates the 1.8m Alice P. Lennon Telescope with its Thomas J. Bannan Astrophysics Facility, known together as the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope. Both observing time and responsibility for VATT are shared with the University of Arizona on a 75% VORG, 25 % Arizona basis. Below are links to the optical and instrument specifications to assist observers.

 

VATT Specifications

Location Specifications

Longtitude

-109.8719

Latitude

32.7016

Elevation

10,469 ft.

Telescope Specifications

Aperture

1.8 m

Focal Length  

16.48 m

Mount

Altitude/Azimuth

Additional Information on telescope specifications

Instruments

Vatt4k

VATT CCD Imager

GUFI

Galway Ultra Fast Imager

VATTSpec

VATT CCD Spectrograph

Additional instrumentation & Science Operations

 

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