Astronomical Center Prof. D.Sc. Vladimir Shkodrov of

Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen

 

Website of the Astronomical Center: http://astro.shu-bg.net/

The Astronomical Center is established as a structure of University of Shumen in 1999. Its main activities are: realization of the education of students in Astronomy and popularization of the astronomy. In 1999 astronomical dome for the 15-cm Meniscas Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope was built. The new equipment provided a possibility to observe the Total Solar Eclipse during the same year.

 

Equipment of the Astronomical Center:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.0-m dome;

 

 

 

15-cm Meniscas Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope (mounted in 3.0 m dome);

Diameter: 150 mm

Focal length: 2250 mm

Eyepieces: 6 mm; 10 mm; 16 mm; 25 mm; 40 mm

 

 

 

65-mm Alcor telescope;

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three 60-mm refractor telescope;

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electronic eyepiece Bresser PC Ocular;

 

 

 

 

 

Astrocamera 56/250;

 

 

 

 

Six sextants for practical exercises with students;

 

 

 

 

 

Two models of the Solar System;

 

 

 

 

Room for theoretical and practical lectures with students;

 

 

 

 

Three scientific rooms of the astronomy professors;

 

 

 

 

Sundial, Campus 3 of the University;

 

 

 

 

 

Library with astronomical literature.

Shumen Astronomical Observatory