Grubb & Parsons 1.9m Telescope

Model: 
1.9m Telescope

The 1.9-m Radcliffe telescope was built by Grubb Parsons in 1938-48 for the Radcliffe Observatory in Pretoria. It has a two-pier asymmetrical mounting. The telescope has the following specifications: Cassegrain Focus: f/18, ~6 arcsec/mm Instrumentation: Grating Spectrograph with SITe CCD, GIRAFFE: Fiber-fed Echelle, HIPPO: Photo-polarimeter, SAAO CCD, UCT CCD Photometer Accessories: Turntable focal reducer Newtonian Focus: f/4.85, 22.49 arcsec/mm - Accessories include Double Slide Plateholder and Wynne Corrector Finder: 110 mm: 120 arcsec/mm, ~2 degree field; 170 mm: 69 arcsec/mm, ~3/4 degree field 

Category: 
Telescope
Disciplines: 
Astronomy
Location
South African Astronomical Observatory
Old Fraserburg Road
Sutherland
6920

Contact Person/s

Name: Dr Ramotholo Sefako
Phone: +27 21-447-0025
Email: rrs@saao.ac.za
Estimated Cost and Availability
Time Spent Researching: 
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