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NCKAS/KSU Public Outreach Observatory Project:


Initial Site Plans for Konza LTER Observatory

KonzaObservatory-Site Plan-09-13-2005.jpg (659888 bytes) The Kansas State University Physics department and North Central Kansas Astronomical Society (NCKAS) propose to build a public observatory located at the KSU Konza Prarie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) facility south of Manhattan, KS. The observatory will house an 18.5 inch Cave telescope now located in the Kansas State physics department. In addition, the observatory would be equipped with a 16 inch Meade RCX400 Ritchey-Chretien observatory class telescope, and a variety of smaller state-of the-art telescopes and instrumentation to maximize hands-on learning opportunities. Click the image to bring up a large format or click here for an Adobe Acrobat version of the about blue-print.
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Kansas State University Cave Optics 18.5" Cassegrain & German Equitorial mount. Pictured in it's original location at Cardwell Hall Observatory - f/20 Cassegrain focus configuration. Below the images is a listing of the equipment and instruments. Click on each Thumbnail image to download a larger image.

 
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