Equipment

Shumen Astronomical Observatory

41-cm MEADE 16” LX200ACF telescope

Technical specifications

Diameter: 406 mm
Focal length
: 4064 mm
Optical system
: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Mounted in
5.5 m dome.

41-cm telescope

25-cm MEADE 10” LX80 SC telescope

Technical specifications

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

CCD camera SBIG ST-10XME

Technical specifications

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

Filters: Johnson-Cousins (UBVRcIc); r’ z’, HαB, red cont
Filter wheels
: CFW-5-7 and CFW10

Field of view:
41-
cm telescope: 12.56’ 8.47’, Resolution 0.35”/pixel
25-
cm telescope: 20.1’ 13.55’, Resolution 0.55”/pixel


CCD camera SBIG ST-10XME

Spectrograph SBIG SGS

Spectrograph SBIG SGS

For information and specifications: here

CCD camera NexImage 5

Technical specifications

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

Field of view:
41-
cm telescope: 4.82’ 3.62’, Resolution: 0.11”/pixel
25-
cm telescope: 7.72’ 5.79’, Resolution: 0.18”/pixel
15-
cm telescope: 25.79’ 19.35’, Resolution: 0.60”/pixel


CCD camera NexImage 5

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.