CCD Camera: SBIG ST-7XME Deluxe
Spectrograph: SBIG DSS-7 Deep Space Spectrograph
In addition, the Observatory contains: the 1998 Shepherd University
Senior Class Memorial Telescope (a Celestron C-8 8-inch reflector
capable of solar observing), the Jones Telescope (a Celestron C-8 Deluxe 8-inch reflector
capable of solar observing), the Mays Telescope (a Celestron C-11 11-inch reflector on
a German equatorial mount), the Stephan Memorial Telescope
(a Meade ETX-70 70-millimeter achromatic refractor) and
three Edmund Scientific Astroscan Wide Field Telescopes
(4 and 1/8-inch reflectors).
The Observatory also contains three additional imaging systems: a Meade LPI camera, a Philips ToUcam Pro II camera with telescope adapter, and a Canon EOS 20D Digital SLR camera.
These specific manuals might be useful for courses using the equipment:
Meade LX200GPS Telescope (PDF)
Celestron Celestar-8 Telescope (PDF)
Celestron CG-11 Telescope (PDF)
Meade ETX-70 Telescope (PDF)
Edmund Scientific Astroscan Telescope (HTML)
SBIG ST-7XME CCD (PDF)
SBIG DSS-7 Spectrograph (PDF)
Meade LPI Camera (PDF)
The primary image processing lab for the Observatory is the Astronomy Resources for Innovative Education in the Sciences (A.R.I.E.S.) Lab. This is a dedicated research lab, facilitating original research in topic areas such as cosmology, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, historical astronomy, astronomy education, and virtual reality.