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Spacewatch Telescopes on Kitt Peak

 

The Spacewatch Telescopes are a pair of optical telescopes, the 0.9-meter and 1.8-meter telescopes located at Kitt Peak in Southern Arizona. The Spacewatch Telescopes are operated by the University of Arizona. Below are links to the optical and instrument specifications of both telescopes to assist observers.

 

Spacewatch 0.9-meter Specifications

Location Specifications

Longtitude

-111.5994

Latitude

31.9619

Elevation

6860 ft.

Telescope Specifications

Aperture

0.9 m

Focal Length  

2.7 m (f/3)

Mount

Equatorial 

Additional Information on telescope & optical specifications

Instruments

Prime focus camera

 

Spacewatch 1.8 meter Specifications

Location Specifications

Longtitude

-111.6

Latitude

31.9617

Elevation

6808 ft.

Telescope Specifications

Aperture

1.818 m

Focal Length  

4.86 m (f/2.7)

Mount

Altitude/Azimuth

Additional Information on telescope & optical specifications

Instruments

Prime focus camera

 

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