Equipment

Our Telescopes

The two telescopes – one owned by UNC Asheville, the other provided by the Astronomy Club of Asheville – are great for viewing a wide variety of celestial bodies. 

Telescope, lens view

  • Each pier has a 14-inch aperture f/11 Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain design telescope.
  • Each primary telescope has a side-by-side mounted apochromatic (APO) refractor telescope for wider field viewing and imaging
  • One of the refractors is a 180mm aperture f/7 Telescope Engineering Company instrument.
  • The other refractor is a 150mm aperture f/7 Takahashi instrument.
  • 2 Paramount ME robotic, German equatorial mounts from Software Bisque – a Colorado company.