Equipment at the BSU Observatory
- Paramount ME Robotic Telescope System with Paramount ME/MX Permanent Pier. This German equatorial mount has a weight capacity of 150 lbs, and carries the main telescope in the dome.
- Celestron 14" EdgeHD Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope. This is the main telescope, also pictured above.
- Eight 8" Celetron EdgeHD Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes to be mounted outside the dome on stationarly piers and/or portable mounts.
- Mallincam color Video CCD Camera. Provides capability for displaying deep sky objects such as galaxies and nebulae in color on a monitor, and in real time.
- Eyepieces include a TeleVue 41mm 2" Panoptic for gorgeous views of wide areas of sky, a set of 1 1/4" Parfocal Brandon eyepieces with excellent contrast,
, a set of TeleVue Plossls with excellent edge sharpness, and a set of TeleVue Radians to combine high power with long eye relief.
We also have several image-amplification pieces for visual observation at high magnification.
- 5 Losmandy GM 8 equatorial mounts (one pictured above with the 8" Celestron) and 4 iOptron MiniTower Pro GOTO systems.
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera.
- Coronado Personal Solar Telescope for safe viewing of the Sun.
- 8" dobsonian telescope.
- TeleVue NP127is 5" f/5.2 Nagler-Petzval apochromatic refractor.
- TeleVue 101mm, f/5.4, APO Nagler-Petzval Refractor.
- A Meade LX-200 12" telescope.
- A Pictor 416 XT CCD imaging camera for use with the telescope purchased
with a grant received by the Bridgewater Cultural Council.This camera allows
us to download full-size images of what is being viewed.
- An Astrovid StellaCam.
- A research grade photometer that can be used to observe variable stars.
- Two Meade LX-90 8" telescopes with GPS.
- A Small Radio Telescope, housed on the roof of the science building.
- Filters: Solar filter, Lunar filter, Nebular filter, Colored filters; and a filter wheel for the main telescope.
We are also in the process of constructing a 17" Dobsonian.
Last Modified: June 11, 2012