Equipment

Shumen Astronomical Observatory

40 cm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope MEADE 16” LX200ACF

Technical specifications

Diameter: 406 mm
Focal length
: 4064 mm
Optical system
: Schmidt-Cassegrain

CCD camera: FLI PL09000

Filters: Sloan r’ g’, HαB, red cont

Focuser: n/a

FoV: 31.02’ 31.02’, resolution 0.61”/pix

Auto-guiding system: TS-Optics Guiding Scope 80/600 mm and CCD Camera ATIK Titan
Mounted in
5.5 m dome.

40 cm telescope

25 cm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope MEADE 10” LX80 SC

Technical specifications

Diameter: 254 mm
Focal length
: 2540 mm
Optical system
: Schmidt-Cassegrain

CCD camera: SBIG ST-10XME

Filters: Johnson-Cousins (BVRcIc)

Focal reducer: TS Optics f/6.3

Focuser: Optec Temperature Compensating Focuser

FoV: 20.10’ 13.55’, resolution 0.55”/pix (without focal reducer)

FoV: 31.90’ 21.50’, resolution 0.88”/pix (with focal reducer)

Mount: SKYWATCHER EQ6
Mounted in 3 m dome.

15 cm Messier AR-152S telescope

Technical specifications

Diameter: 152 mm
Focal length
: 760 mm
Optical system
: Refractor

Eyepieces

26 mm Super Pl๖ssl (31.7 mm / 1.25”) - Magnification: 29, Field of view: 107’
Explore Scientific 82o N2 6.7 mm (1.25”) - Magnification: 113, Field of view: 43’

25 cm telescope

15-cm telescope

5.5 m automated dome ScopeDome

Technical specifications

Diameter: 5.50 m

ScopeDome (Poland)

5.5 m automated dome ScopeDome

3.0 m automated dome ScopeDome

Technical specifications

Diameter: 3.0 m

ScopeDome (Poland)

3.0 m automated dome ScopeDome

Spectrograph SBIG SGS

Spectrograph SBIG SGS

For information and specifications: here

CCD camera NexImage 5

Technical specifications

Pixel array: 2592 1944
Pixel size
: 2.2 μm 2.2 μm
For more information
: here

Field of view:
40
cm telescope: 4.82’ 3.62’, resolution: 0.11”/pixel
25
cm telescope: 7.72’ 5.79’, resolution: 0.18”/pixel (without focal reducer)
25
cm telescope: 12.25’ 9.19’, resolution: 0.28”/pixel (with focal reducer)

15 cm telescope: 25.79’ 19.35’, resolution: 0.60”/pixel

Automated weather station Bresser 7002600

thermo/hydro sensor, anemometer, rain gauge, weather forecast

The automated weather station gives current weather data, chance of precipitation (in %), storm warning, out– and indoor temperature, relative humidity.

The station has indicators for: air pressure, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Other features of the station: saving of weather data on computer, date/time indicator, radio controlled clock, alarm, Sunrise/Sunset, Moon phase.

Automated weather station

The Observatory also has:

Conference room with 20 seats;

Exhibition hall with a rich collection of old instruments in astronomy, physics, computers; collection of minerals;

Telescopes control room and astronomer’s office;

Room for theoretical and practice lectures in Astronomy;

All halls and rooms in the Observatory have wall monitors, air conditioners and computers.

40 mm Coronado solar telescope, Hα, 1.0 ล

Technical specifications

Diameter: 40 mm
Focal length
: 400 mm
Optical system
: Refractor

Eyepiece: 18 mm Pl๖ssl (1.25”)

40 mm solar telescope Coronado

CCD camera FLI PL09000

Technical specifications

Pixel array: 3056 3056
Pixel size
: 12 μm 12 μm
For more information
: here

Filters: Sloan r’ g’, HαB, red cont
Filter wheel
: CFW-5-7

CCD camera FLI PL09000

CCD camera SBIG ST-10XME

Technical specifications

Pixel array: 2184 1472
Pixel size
: 6.8 μm 6.8 μm
For more information
: here

Filters: Johnson-Cousins (BVRcIc)
Filter wheel
: CFW10

CCD camera SBIG ST-10XME

CCD camera NexImage 5

CCD camera ATIK Titan Mono

Technical specifications

Pixel array: 659 494
Pixel size
: 7.40 μm 7.40 μm
CCD-chip
: Sony ICX424

AAG CloudWatcher cloud detector

The detector has sensors for clouds, rain, humidity, temperature, and light.

Starlight Xpress Camera All-Sky Oculus 180 Mono

Camera for monitoring the sky

A CCD sensor from Sony is used in this camera, which features low dark noise and a very fast electronic shutter. The fish eye lens has a full 180о field of view from horizon to horizon.