CDK700 at Modesto College

The roof of the Science Community Center will be an observation platform for astronomy lab courses and public viewing. Student imaging will be done with a 12-inch PlaneWave Corrected Dall Kirkham telescope. The observatory will be accessed from the roof and will house a PlaneWave CDK 700, a wonderful 28-inch telescope designed for imaging and public viewing. TheCDK 700 will be piggy-backed by a 4-inch Takahashi refractor telescope and a Santa Barbara Instruments high resolution spectrograph. Images from the observatory telescope can be viewed in a lecture room and the planetarium. opening the study of the night sky up to a larger audience.

Modesto Science Community Center Observatory

CDK700 at Modesto Junior College. Courtesy of Modesto bee