PST3 is a cluster of telescopes composed of 5 individual instruments.

PST3 telescope A:

  • 0.7m Planewave CDK700 alt-az telescope and mount
  • two Nasmyth foci, each with IRF (Integrated Rotating Focuser)
  • focus 1: f/6.5 and f=4540mm, Andor Zyla 5.5 sCMOS global and rolling shutter camera, USB3 version
  • focus 2: f/4.5 and f=3150mm, filter wheel, FLI Kepler 4040 sCMOS front-illuminated camera
  • Astrodyn Sloan Gen2 filters: u', g', r', i'
  • Bessel filters: B, R
  • automatic primary mirror cover
  • primary and secondary mirror anti-dew heater
  • dedicated GNSS (global navigation satellite system) clock for each camera image timing
  • dedicated linux PC for each camera control and image reduction
  • ScopeDome ClamShell 3M dome

PST3 telescope B:

  • 0.35m Planewave CDK12.5 f/5.3 f=1855mm telescope
  • Planewave L-500 direct-drive alt-az mount
  • Andor Zyla 5.5 sCMOS global and rolling shutter camera, USB3 version
  • primary and secondary mirror anti-dew heater
  • dedicated GNSS (global navigation satellite system) clock for camera image timing
  • dedicated linux PC for each camera control and image reduction
  • ScopeDome ClamShell 3M dome shared with PST3 telescope D

PST3 telescope C:

  • identical setup as PST3 telescope B with the addition of automatic filter wheel
  • Thorlabs long-pass filters: 400nm, 495nm, 590nm, 695nm, 780nm
  • ScopeDome ClamShell 3M dome shared with PST3 telescope E

PST3 telescope D:

  • 0.3m Sonnenberg f/1.0 f=300mm telescope
  • Planewave L-500 direct-drive alt-az mount
  • Andor Zyla 5.5 sCMOS, global and rolling shutter camera, USB3 version
  • automatic telescope cover
  • dedicated linux PC for each camera control and image reduction
  • ScopeDome ClamShell 3M dome shared with PST3 telescope B

PST3 telescope E:

  • identical setup as PST3 telescope D
  • ScopeDome ClamShell 3M dome shared with PST3 telescope C
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