0.8m Telescope


Prime Focus Corrector (PFC)

Prime Focus Corrector (PFC)
Scientist: Dr. Phillip MacQueen, (512) 471-1470, pjm@astro.as.utexas.edu

The 0.8m 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.

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20 September 1999
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