Observatory and Telescopes


Observatory

Building: Observatory building consist of 2 separate telescopes rooms with and a control room. To make remote observations possible both roofs are automated as well as other equipment at the observatory .

Observatory controlroom


Rezman I

Mechanics: 200:1 on R.A. and 200:1 worm / worm wheels with 5 phase stepper motors operating in micro stepping mode. Precision optical encoders are installed on RA axis.

Optics: Custom made 36 cm f/3.6 primary parabolic mirror with corrector giving f/4.1.

CCD Camera: SBIG ST-8XME CCD camera wit SBIG CFW-10 with LRGB (Astronomik) filters or Moravian G2-8300 with OAG Moravian and G0-800 guiding CCD camera.

Instrument mission RGB imaging, comets imaging, astrometry.


Rezman II

Mount: Losmandy GM11.

Optics: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED.

CCD camera: Starlight-Xpress SXVR-H35 and SX Filter Wheel.

Instrument mission RGB imaging.


Rezman III

Mount mechanics: 520:1 on R.A. and 360:1 worm / worm wheels (module 1) with 5 phase stepper motors operating in micro stepping mode. To achieve better pointing and guiding, precision optical encoders are used on R.A. axis. The design is very similar to Rezman I except for lower pointing speed (to 1 degree per second). Motorized stepper based focuser (3") is used for focusing together with Smartfocus (JMI) for automatic focusing using FocusMax.

Software: Comsoft's PC-TCS is used to control the motors, drivers and encoders.


CCD cameras: Moravian Instruments G2-8300 CCD Camera or SBIG ST-8XME CCD camera wit SBIG CFW-10 with LRGB (Astronomik) filters.

Optics: 56 cm f/3.5 primary mirror with wynne corrector/reducer or 0.73 reducer/corrector.

Instrument mission: Asteroid follow-up, comet observations, RGB imaging

Raw pointing is less than 1 arc minute RMS (see above) and no guiding is needed for up to 300 seconds exposures.


All-sky and meteor cameras

We are using a number of different cameras to monitor the sky and capture meteors. We also have two all-sky cameras to capture bright meteors and monitor weather together with cloud sensor.

All-sky camera and one of cameras to monitor meteor activity.