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The 1.0-m Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope (JKT)

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As of 15 Jan 2014 the JKT is owned by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), and is operated by the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) under agreement with IAC. The JKT resumed operations as a robotic telescope in October 2015. More information can be found in an IAC press release.

The Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope has a parabolic primary mirror of diameter 1.0 m. It is equatorially mounted, on a cross-axis mount. Instruments can be mounted at the f/15 cassegrain focus. Total weight of the telescope is about 40 tonnes. The role of the telescope was a facility for CCD imaging.

More information can be found at the ING Public Information web pages.

Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope

General Info

The Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope:

Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope info sheet. PDF: English | Español.

R. Laing and D. Jones (Vistas in Astronomy, 28, 483) introduce the JKT in this article published in 1985. PDF.

Comet Linear break up

Scientific Output

Scientific Highlights.
For every ING scientific highlight, the telescope involved is specified. Please look for the ones achieved using the JKT.
Use of observing time and scientific productivity
Of every ING telescope, including publications.
M92 Globular Cluster

Images obtained using the JKT

ING Image Galleries.
These web pages show images which were taken using the JKT and sorted into different collections.

JKT dome

Photos of the JKT

The telescope

Instruments and detectors

External views

Other facilities

Construction and erection

JKT light path diagram

Technical Information

JKT Home Page.
General information web page mantained by the JKT manager.
Other documentation.
Other technical aspects of the JKT are well documented in the online astronomy documentation archive.

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Last modified: 15 October 2015