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 The observatory houses a [[https://​www.meade.com/​telescopes/​acf-cassegrain/​lx850-acf-14-f-8.html|14-inch (0.35m) Meade ACF LX850]] on a fixed Altair Astro pier. The telescope can be used visually or with a camera. We have an The observatory houses a [[https://​www.meade.com/​telescopes/​acf-cassegrain/​lx850-acf-14-f-8.html|14-inch (0.35m) Meade ACF LX850]] on a fixed Altair Astro pier. The telescope can be used visually or with a camera. We have an
-[[https://​www.atik-cameras.com/​product/​atik-one-6-0/​|ATIK One 6.0 CCD camera]], and [[https://​astronomy-imaging-camera.com/​products/​asi-cooled-cameras/​asi1600mc-cool/|ZWO ASI1600MC-C]] and [[https://​astronomy-imaging-camera.com/​products/​usb-2-0/asi120mm/|ZWO ASI120MM]] CMOS cameras. The dome is a [[https://​www.pulsarastro.com|Pulsar Observatories]] 2.7m full height dome. During the night all observations can be carried out at an observing desk within ARC. Software control is via [[http://​www.bisque.com/​sc/​pages/​TheSkyX-Professional-Edition.aspx|The Sky X Pro]] for the mount/dome and [[http://​diffractionlimited.com/​product/​maxim-dl|Maxim DL]] for image/data acquisition.+[[https://​www.atik-cameras.com/​product/​atik-one-6-0/​|ATIK One 6.0 CCD camera]], and [[https://​astronomy-imaging-camera.com/​product/​asi1600mc-cool|ZWO ASI1600MC-C]] and [[https://​astronomy-imaging-camera.com/​product/​asi120mm|ZWO ASI120MM]] CMOS cameras. The dome is a [[https://​www.pulsarastro.com|Pulsar Observatories]] 2.7m full height dome. During the night all observations can be carried out at an observing desk within ARC. Software control is via [[http://​www.bisque.com/​sc/​pages/​TheSkyX-Professional-Edition.aspx|The Sky X Pro]] for the mount/dome and [[http://​diffractionlimited.com/​product/​maxim-dl|Maxim DL]] for image/data acquisition.
  
 In addition, we have two portable [[https://​www.meade.com/​telescopes/​acf-cassegrain/​ls-6-acf-f-10-lightswitch-telescope.html|Meade LS-6 ACF]] telescopes for use with Level 3 MSc Projects plus public events. ​ In addition, we have two portable [[https://​www.meade.com/​telescopes/​acf-cassegrain/​ls-6-acf-f-10-lightswitch-telescope.html|Meade LS-6 ACF]] telescopes for use with Level 3 MSc Projects plus public events. ​
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 |{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​telescope_20170919.jpg?​300|}}|**Telescope in Dome after first installation,​ September 2017.**| |{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​telescope_20170919.jpg?​300|}}|**Telescope in Dome after first installation,​ September 2017.**|
 |{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​dome_20171005.jpg?​400|}}|**Dome at night on 5 October 2017. Lights in the background are from Windsor Park Stadium where Northern Ireland have just scored a memorable goal against Germany.** | |{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​dome_20171005.jpg?​400|}}|**Dome at night on 5 October 2017. Lights in the background are from Windsor Park Stadium where Northern Ireland have just scored a memorable goal against Germany.** |
-|{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​observing_desk_20180405.png?​300|}}|**Observing Desk Screens, showing daytime imaging of Venus**| +|{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​observing_desk_20180405.png?​300|}}|**Observing Desk Screens, showing daytime imaging of Venus.**| 
-|{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​first_light_120sec_m15_20170921.jpg?​400|}}|**First light on 21 September 2017 - Globular Cluster M15**| +|{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​first_light_120sec_m15_20170921.jpg?​400|}}|**First light on 21 September 2017 - Globular Cluster M15.**| 
-|{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​crab_20180211.jpeg?​400|}}|**Crab Nebula on 11 February 2018**| +|{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​crab_20180211.jpeg?​400|}}|**Crab Nebula on 11 February 2018.**| 
-|{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​m51_.png?​400|}}|**Whirlpool Galaxy M51  on 19 March 2018**| +|{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​m51_.png?​400|}}|**Whirlpool Galaxy M51  on 19 March 2018.**| 
-|{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​sn2018zd_in_ngc2146.png?​400|}}| **Supernova SN2018zd in NGC2146 on 30 April 2018 (V~14.5)**| +|{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​sn2018zd_in_ngc2146.png?​400|}}| **Supernova SN2018zd in NGC2146 on 30 April 2018 (V~14.5).**| 
-|{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​screen_shot_2018-05-29_at_13.40.20.png?​400|}}| **The Ring Nebula on 28 May 2018. The central exposed white dwarf has V=15.2**|+|{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​screen_shot_2018-05-29_at_13.40.20.png?​400|}}| **The Ring Nebula on 28 May 2018. The central exposed white dwarf has V=15.2.**|
 |{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​screen_shot_2018-05-29_at_13.50.14.png?​300|}}| **Globular Cluster M13 on 28 May 2018. **| |{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​screen_shot_2018-05-29_at_13.50.14.png?​300|}}| **Globular Cluster M13 on 28 May 2018. **|
-|{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​ven_173443_g4_ap1_conv.png?​300|}}| **Venus in the daytime on 7 June 2018, diameter 13 arcsec. UV filter 320-380nm **| +|{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​ven_173443_g4_ap1_conv.png?​300|}}| **Venus in the daytime on 7 June 2018, diameter 13 arcsec. UV filter 320-380nm**| 
-|{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​ven_182619_e11111000_ap6_conv_b.png?​300|}}| **Venus in the daytime on 21 June 2018, diameter 15 arcsec. 7nm H-alpha filter **|+|{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​ven_182619_e11111000_ap6_conv_b.png?​300|}}| **Venus in the daytime on 21 June 2018, diameter 15 arcsec. 7nm H-alpha filter**| 
 +|{{:​public:​teaching_observatory:​neo_20181015.png?​300|}}| **NEO (65733) imaged on 15 October 2018 by final year students Grace Foster and Zuri Gray. Combining 10x60 second exposures in the luminosity filter allows detection of g=18.5 stars.**| 
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