Exoplanet Research at Long Mountain Observatory

  Montgomery Bell Academy’s Long Mountain Observatory near McMinnville, TN was completed in 2011. The observatory is equipped with a PlaneWave CDK 24 telescope and integrated rotating focuser on a PlaneWave Ascension 200HR mount. The telescope supports a  SBIG STL 11000M camera with Astrodon L-R-G-B-Ha-V-Rc-Ic filters to permit RGB and narrow band imaging as well […]

posted January 28, 2013

Georgia College

 PlaneWave Instruments 24-inch CDK Faraway galaxies, stars and planets come to life through the view of a new 24-inch research telescope atop Georgia College’s Herty Hall. As powerful as many telescopes along the East Coast, the 300-pound telescope can zoom to planets and deep-sky objects like star clusters and cosmic clouds. The high-powered telescope gathers […]

posted January 28, 2013

California State University San Bernardino

PlaneWave Instruments 17-inch CDK Twin 46-foot high domes house two telescopes in the Pauline and George Murillo Observatory which opened in November of 2011. The university hopes to partner with Inland Empire schools so that students will be able to view the sun, moon and stars from their own backyards. “This extends to the people […]

posted January 28, 2013

Wheaton College

PlaneWave Instruments 24-inch CDK “Real-time digital images from the telescope can be streamed down to an astronomy classroom on the third level for comfortable viewing”. The observatory crowning Wheaton College’s new science center houses a state-of-the-art PlaneWave Instruments CDK24 telescope, with a 24-inch diameter primary mirror and a Corrected Dall-Kirkham design to maximize image clarity […]

posted January 23, 2013