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14 years 7 months ago #82002 by philiplardner
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A notice in the latest issue of Trinity Trust News - TCD opened a new astronomy observatory in Feb of this year. The new teaching observatory contains optical, solar & radio telescopes & is situated on the roof of the Fitzgerald building in TCD…

www.tcd.ie/Physics/Astrophysics/observatory.php

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14 years 7 months ago #82004 by michaeloconnell
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Yea, got a tour of it earlier in the year.
Nice setup they have.

Michael.

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14 years 7 months ago #82005 by dmcdona
To be honest, certainly as regards the 11" 'scope, I was surprised at the fairly low spec. An LPI imager is really an entry level piece of kit. But then I guess it depends on the nature of the work being carried out...

I'd also wonder about the light pollution. And the way the pier is mounted to the roof of the building...

But I guess it works.

Didn't see any observatory code for it - that would be easy enough to obtain.

Dave

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14 years 7 months ago - 14 years 7 months ago #82008 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re:Trinity College Dublin - Roof-top Observatory
yea, the lpi certainly got my attention....
I suppose the setup is more for training purposes then anything else.

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