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Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope

The Mounting

The JKT is equatorially mounted, on a cross-axis mount, which allows operation east or west of the pier. Normally it is east of the pier.

Telescope limits: 

  • Zenith distance < 84 
  • -6 h < hour angle < +18 h (telescope East of pier) 
  • -18 h < hour angle < +6 h (telescope West of pier) 
There are no explicit declination limits. 

The fully-lowered windshield which sits on the dome lintel sets a further limit. Because of the asymmetry of the telescope, the limits are different east and west of the pier. 

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Last modified: 11 October 2011