The primary observations to be undertaken with this telescope will be Supernovae searches to support the Wide field camera and the 20 inch Telescope and Observatory. Automated observing runs will normally be done late at night and through to the early hours of the morning. The telescope will cover areas of sky the the Wide field camera and the 20 inch Telescope and Observatory will not cover in the same night.

The telescope will also be used for 'public outreach' and 'education'. The telescope will be accessed remotley during Sidewalk events , or from the Pex Hill observatory. Control over the telescope and CCD camera will be displayed using a PC projector. Access to the telescope will be via REMOTE control Via VNC using wireless broadband (if a local connection is not availabe).

Image below shows the frame construction near completion in late September 2011.
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16 inch F4 Run-off Roof Observatory User Guide

16 inch F4 Telescope

16 inch F4 Run-off Roof Observatory Design

16 inch F4 Run-off Roof Observatory Construction

16 inch F4 Run-off Roof Documentation

Observations and Reports