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The Hall Telescope dome

The Hall Telescope dome

The Hall Telescope provides gives us insights into comets, asteroids and Sun-like stars.

History

Named in honor of Lowell’s fifth director, this fork-mounted telescope was substantially modernized and upgraded in 2004, thanks to funding from the John M. Wolff Foundation and Friends of Lowell Observatory.

Instruments & Uses

Now equipped with a lightweight Hextek primary mirror and an f/8 Ritchey-Chretien optical configuration, the Hall Telescope is optimized for CCD imaging, photoelectric photometry, and spectroscopy. Three primary instruments are mounted on the telescope:

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