room and, below, the telescope room.
||The location before the observatory construction.|
frame of the sliding roofs.
structure that support the ccd camera, with the
Duran 50 glass.
ccd supports. The focusing is achieved using the
on the sides of the supports.
the Schmidt camera, full view.
the focus region, with the correcting lens.
The dwawn rays are for
the extreme edge of the ccd, and show that
nearly no vignetting is
at the focus of the CCD camera. The spots are
than the Airy disk, but they are only slight
bigger that one pixel (9
Note also the 310 mm Newton Maccagnan piggybacked on
observatory during winter after a snaw fall
desperate situation with the light pollution... this
is one of the
worser places on Italy. Click for scale.
and IC1318 nebula (colors by Daniele Cipollina)
America nebula and the Pelican, imaged with a
H-alpha filter with
more than 6 h of exposure.
of the asteroid 2006 VV2 on the night of 29 march