Burrell Schmidt Telescope

 

The Case Western Reserve University’s Burrell Schmidt Telescope wide-field telescope, owned and operated by Case Astronomy, is located at Kitt Peak National Observatory. It is used for deep wide-field imaging and surveys and was installed on Kitt Peak in 1979.

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Burrell Schmidt Telescope

Name(s) Burrell Schmidt Telescope
Status Operational
Broad Science Goals Deep wide-field imaging and surveys
Site Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona, USA
Location Coordinates 41°32′10″N 
81°34′6.5″W
Altitude  
Enclosure  
Type f/3.5
Optical Design Newtonian
Field of View  
Diameter: Primary M1 0.61 meters
Material: Primary M1  
Diameter: Secondary M2  
Material: Secondary M2  
Mount  
First Light Date 1939. New CCD array saw first light in 2008.
Adaptive Optics  
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