Instrumentation of the Specola Solare Ticinese


The instrumentation at the Specola is composed by:

  A Zeiss refractor (150 mm opening) in an hemispheric dome (used for the sunspot drawings)

  A coelostat (200 mm) and a refractor (140 mm) followed by an optical bench with spectrographs and monochromatic filters.


For night observations the following instrument is also available:

  A Maksutov-Cassegrain refractor D=300 mm F=4800 mm with a teleobjective Prakticar-Pentacon (500 mm F/5.6) and a CCD camera.


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