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 control  room


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: Orion Optics AG 12 (300cm f/3.8)

CCD Camera: Moravian G2-8300 with OAG Moravian and G0-800 guiding CCD camera.

Instrument mission RGB imaging, comets imaging, astrometry.

AG12 OTA before installation

Old Rezman 1 OTA (in operation from 2004 to 2017): Custom made 36 cm f/3.6 primary parabolic mirror with corrector giving f/4.1.


Rezman II

Mount: Losmandy GM11.

Optics: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED.

CCD camera: Starlight-Xpress SXVR-H35 and SX Filter Wheel and ASI120 guiding camera.

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: ASI 1600 with LRGB (Astronomik) filters and ASI120 guider camera mounted on ASI OAG.

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. Lately we installed Starlight Xpress Oculus All-sky camera which is mounted outside of observatory building.

Retired All-sky camera (in operation from 2004 to 2017) and one of cameras to monitor meteor activity.