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Main telescope: Meade 14-inch LX200GPS-SMT Telescope with UHTC Coatings

CCD Camera: SBIG ST-7XME Deluxe

CCD Camera: SBIG ST-7XME Deluxe

In addition, the Observatory contains a Celestron 11-inch reflector on a German equatorial mount, numerous Meade and Celestron 8-inch reflector telescopes, a Meade 70-millimeter achromatic refractor, three Edmund Scientific Astroscan 4-inch telescopes, and three additional imaging systems.

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.