Thai Southern Hemisphere Telescope

The Thai Southern Hemisphere Telescope, is a 0.6-m Corrected Dall-Kirkham telescope CDK24 with CCD camera, constructed in collaboration with the University of North Carolina as part of the joint PROMPT collaboration . The Thai Southern Hemisphere Telescope is part of Thai Robotic Telescope Network (TRTN) of The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT).

Thai Southern Hemisphere Telescope

Name(s)

Thai Southern Hemisphere Telescope

Status

Operational

Broad Science Goals

  • Rapid and simultaneous multiwavelength observations of gamma-ray burst afterglows
  • The telescopes will be available to member institutions for other research 
  • The telescopes will also be available for education; yet another benefit of the network's widespread geographical reach is that teachers in Thailand can observe with their students in the daytime.

Site

Cerro Tololo, Chile

Location Coordinates

30º 10’ 04.33’S

70º 48’ 19.36’W

Altitude

2207 meters (7240 feet)

Enclosure

Clamshell dome

Type

Optical 

Optical Design

Corrected Dall-Kirkham, CDK24 made by Plane wave

Field of View

58 arcmins

Diameter: Primary M1

0.6 meters

Material: Primary M1

 

Mount

Equatorial, Astro-Physics, 3600GTO

First Light Date

2013

Adaptive Optics

None

Images taken with the Thai Southern Hemisphere Telescope

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Images of the Thai Southern Hemisphere Telescope

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Videos of the Thai Southern Hemisphere Telescope

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Press Releases with the Thai Southern Hemisphere Telescope

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