The Telescopes at Indian Hill
16 inch "Stokes"Newtonian Reflector
The first telescope
installed at Indian Hill. A 16 inch F7 classical
14 inch Schmidt Cassigrain
Thanks to a very generous donation from the Aurora Astronomical Society. The Celestron has a 356mm (14 inch) primary, in an Aluminum Optical Tube with a 3910mm (f/11) focal length. That makes it the telescope with the longest focal length at Indian Hill (the 16 inch “only” has a 2845 focal length). However, thanks to the “folded optics” design of a Schmidt-Cassegrain, the optical tube is just 787 mm (31 inches) long.
12 inch Schmidt-Cassigrain
Meade LX200 GPS
Guide scope with DSI autoguider
Used for visual and photometry
10 inch Schmidt-Newtonian
F4 Schmidt Newtonian on a Celestron CGE Mount. Primarilary used for Astrophotography.