Telescope Observations

Our Telescope

The instrument is a Celestron C-11 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, with an aperture of 28cm (11″) and a focal length of 2.8 meters. With the eyepieces we are using, it typically has a magnification of 150 to 300, and could go up to 600. It has a theoretical resolving power of 0.41 arc seconds, which corresponds to a smallest visible feature size of 1.6 km on the moon. (You could easily see “Bilkent’s moon campus” with this telescope if it were the same size as its Earth campus.)


June 9th 2016 Telescope Observation

July 14th 2016 Telescope Observation

Oct 3rd 2016 Telescope Observation