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CCDs:

    Three CCD cameras are currently available with the telescope for obtaining images of the celestial sky. The cameras are:

    (1) 2048x2048 pixels, 13.5 micron pixel size conventional back-illuminated, deep thermoelectrically cooled (-80 degree centigrade) CCD,
    (2) 512x512 pixels, 16 micron pixel size electron multiplying frame transfer back-illuminated, deep thermoelectrically cooled (-90 degree centigrade) CCD,
    (3) 3326x2504 pixels, 5.4 micron, front illuminated, thermoelectrically cooled (-30 degree centigrade) conventional CCD.

    The first two cameras use high quantum efficiency E2V chip, assembled by ANDOR with low read noise electronics. The third camera is from SBIG using Kodak chip.

Filters:

    Currently, broad-band (UBVRI), (u,g,r,i,z) and narrowband interference filters for O[III], S[II], and H-alpha line filters are available. FILTERS


Filter Changing Mechanism + Autoguiding: