US Naval Observatory Deep South Telescope

The US Naval Observatory Deep South Telescope is an optical-near-infrared 1-meter telescope currently dedicated to FRAMEx targets follow-up on Gaia–VLBI “odd sources”.

US Naval Observatory Deep South Telescope

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US Naval Observatory Deep South Telescope

Status

Operational

Broad Science Goals

FRAMEx targets of follow-up on Gaia–VLBI “odd sources”

Site

Cerro Tololo, Chile

Location Coordinates

30º 10’ 04.33"S

70º 48’ 19.36"W

Altitude

2207 meters (7240 feet)

Enclosure

Dome

Type

Optical 

Optical Design

Corrected Dall-Kirkham - PlaneWave CDK1000

Field of View

35 x 35 arcmins with 4K CCD

Diameter: Primary M1

1.0 meter

Material: Primary M1

 

Mount

Alt-Azimuth

First Light Date

March 2019

Adaptive Optics

None

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