Telescopes 

& Instruments

Telescopes

(TTT1 – TTT2) First light: Dec. 2022
(TTT3 – TTT4) First light: Summer 2024

Current status:  Already producing science while in advanced commissioning
Current status:  Work in Progress – Coming Soon

80cm telescopes

Lon: -16.50956893º, Lat: 28.29871121º, Alt: 2359.12m
ALT-AZ 800 mm RC
2 Nasmyth focus, f/6.85, f/4.4 focal reducer
Min. observable elevation 20º
Max. speed 10 deg/s
Tracking < 0.2″ RMS/min
Pointing < 30″ RMS
Instruments:
     – 1 sCMOS
     – 1 CCD
First light: Dec. 2022
Current status: advanced commissioning, producing science

Lon: -16.50948217º, Lat: 28.29871203º, Alt: 2359.11m
ALT-AZ 800 mm RC
2 Nasmyth focus, f/6.85, f/4.4 focal reducer
Min. observable elevation 20º
Max. speed 10 deg/s
Tracking < 0.2″ RMS/min
Pointing < 30″ RMS
Instruments:
     – 1 sCMOS
     – 1 SWIR.
First light: Dec. 2022
Current status: advanced commissioning, producing science

2m telescopes

Lon: -16.50974064º
Lat: 28.29892699º
Alt: 2361.87m
ALT-AZ 2000 mm RC
4 Nasmyth focus, 3x f/6, f/3.8 focal reducer
Min. observable elevation 15º
Max. speed 10 deg/s
Tracking < 0.1” RMS/min
Pointing < 8” RMS
Instruments:
– 1 sCMOS
– 1 Nasmyth available
– 1 Nasmyth available
– 1 Nasmyth available
First light: summer 2024
Current status: under active construction

Lon: -16.509239º
Lat: 28.298939º
Alt: 2358.73m
ALT-AZ 2000 mm RC
4 Nasmyth focus, 3x f/6, f/3.8 focal reducer
Min. observable elevation 15º
Max. speed 10 deg/s
Tracking < 0.1” RMS/min
Pointing < 8” RMS
Instruments:
– 1 sCMOS
– 1 Nasmyth available
– 1 Nasmyth available
– 1 Nasmyth available
First light: summer 2024
Current status: under active construction

Available Instruments (June 2024)

TTT-80: sCMOS PORT (F/4.4)

QHY411M

– Sensor: Sony IMX411 BSI
– Pixel size: 3.76 μm × 3.76 μm
– Resolution: 14304 px × 10748 px (151 Mpx = 302 MB)
– Sensor size: 54 mm × 40 mm (67.2 mm diag.)
– FOV: 52.72’ × 39.61’
– Plate scale: 0.22 ’’/px
– T = -15 ºC, RN = 1.8e- (0s), Dark = 0.007 e-/pix/s

CFW9-5

– Manufacturer: Finger Lakes Instrumentation
– Positions: 5
– Filter size: 65 mm square (91.2 mm diag.)
– Filters manuf.: Baader Planetarium
– Filters: UV/IR Cut, SDSS g’, r’, I’, Dark,Lum

TTT-80: CCD PORT (F/6.85)

iKon-L 936

– Sensor: ANDOR BSI BEX2-DD
– Pixel size: 13.5 μm × 13.5 μm
– Resolution: 2048 px × 2048 px (4.2 Mpx = 8.4 MB)
– Sensor size: 27.6 mm × 27.6 mm (39 mm diag.)
– FOV: 17.34’ × 17.34’
– Plate scale: 0.51 ’’/px
– T = -80 ºC, RN = 7e- (6s), Dark = 0.006 e-/px/s

CFW5-7

– Manufacturer: Finger Lakes Instrumentation
– Positions: 7
– Filter size: 50 mm square (70.7 mm diag.)
– Filters manuf.: Baader Planetarium
– Filters: SDSS u’, g’, r’, I’, zs, Ha, SII, OIII (-1),Lum