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Madrona Peak Observatory

Telescope:  24" f/7.8 (RCOS 610 RC)
Camera:     Apogee Aspen CG16M
Location:   29.7404 lat, -99.2786 long, 379.0 m elevation

Field of view:  27x27 arcmin
Plate scale:    0.385 arcsec/pixel
Filters:        B,V,R,SU,SG,SR,SI,SZ,Clear,HA

Site manager:   Walt Cooney

See scope specifications


George Silvis — Oct. 19, 2022, 6:05 p.m.

email from MPO:
After weeks of poor skies and a broken camera, MPO is finally back up. We had to swap out the Apogee CG16M for our backup U16M. If you recall, the temperature regulation on our U16M is not as good as the CG16M so keep this in mind as you review the data.

Arne Henden — Sept. 14, 2022, 1:07 p.m.

Operational, with weather constraints.

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Scope specifications:

    "TELESCOP": "MPO_RCOS610_CG16M",
    "_state": null,
    "active": true,
    "aperture": 609.6,
    "binning": 1,
    "camera_desc": "Apogee Aspen CG16M",
    "changed": "2022-02-26",
    "description": "Madrona Peak Observatory",
    "elevation": 379.0,
    "filters": "B,V,R,SU,SG,SR,SI,SZ,Clear,HA",
    "focal_len": 4739.7,
    "fov": "27x27",
    "fov_old": 27,
    "gain": 1.3,
    "id_scope": 40,
    "latitude": 29.7404,
    "linearitylimit": 60000.0,
    "longitude": -99.2786,
    "max_exposure": 300.0,
    "min_exposure": 5.0,
    "name": "MPO61",
    "name_long": "Madrona Peak Observatory",
    "platescale": 0.385,
    "readout_mode": "Monochrome",
    "site_mgr": "Walt Cooney",
    "symlink": "mpo61",
    "telescope_desc": "24\" f/7.8 (RCOS 610 RC)",
    "timezone": "America/Chicago"