Our facilities are regularly used by our students from different departments for labs, final year projects or extra curricular astrometry work. The images below show our students and members of our team at work. As an outcome of their efforts they have collected some amazing images of the wonders of the universe shown in the events gallery.
On this page you will be able to find detailed technical information describing our equipment as well as useful links to plan and support work at the Observatory.
- 20 inch Newise Modified Newtonian telescope - The largest telescope in the UK specifically designated for the use of students in an on-campus observatory.
- 14 inch Meade LX200 telescope - A Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope providing high image quality.
- SV-50 Solarview 50 mm - Specifically designed telescope to observe the Sun in H-alpha emission line.
- SXV H9 / SXV H9C - Charged Coupled Devices imaging in both monochrome and coloured light.
- Littrow Spectrograph - A high resolution spectrograph that can easily resolve details in the H-alpha line.
- GRISM - A Slitless grating allowing multiple low resolution spectra to be taken.
- Filters Broad-Band / Narrow-Band - A selection of B, V, and R filters as well as narrow interference filters for OIII, NII, and H-alpha.
- Cassicorp 2.3 m radio telescope - A radio telescope able to observe both continuum and (21 cm neutral hydrogen) spectral line