Here in the school of mathematics and physics at the University of Lincoln we have a variety of telescopes for practical observations. Observations of astronomical objects is a great way to make the most of the theoretical lectures delivered on the physics program. Students also get the chance to use the telescopes when undertaking a final year project in astrophysics.
Currently we have three telescopes:
Skywatcher Evostar 120 EQ5 Telescope
4.75inch (120mm) refracting telescope with equatorial mount.
Meade LX90 ACF 8″ UHTC GOTO Telescope
8 inch (203mm) Schmidt-Cassegrain reflecting telescope which sits on a altitude-azimuth mount.
Celestron CGX Equatorial 1100 SCT Telescope
11 inch (280mm) Schmidt-Cassegrain reflecting telescope which sits on a equatorial mount.
We also have the following accessories like cameras, eyepieces and filters:
- QHY5L-II Monochrome Planetary/Guide Camera
- Atik 314L Mono CCD Camera
- QHY 163 Cooled USB3 CMOS camera
- Celestron 1.25 Eyepiece and filter kit
- Sky-Watcher FLIP mirror
- Sky-Watcher 1.25 Lunar planetary filter
- ZWO 5-position filter Wheel 1.25