f/3.0 focus

Prime Focus Corrector (PFC)

prime focus corrector


Dr. Phillip MacQueen
(512) 471-1470


30"/PFC Quick Start Guide

The 0.8 m telescope is dedicated to an f/3.0 Prime Focus Corrector. The PFC provides a 1.10 degree field, and the Loral Fairchild 2048 x 2048 CCD covers 46.2 x 46.2 arcminutes. The CCD (LF1) has 15 micron pixels with 1.355 arcsec per pixel. The PFC operates from 3,000-10,000 Å. Five 2 inch square filter positions are available. The standard filter set is the Bessel UBVRI set. A special set of interference filters for cometary programs is available.