Fan Mountain Observatory 10-inch
Cooke Astrograph Refractor

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The University of Virginia operates a 10-inch (0.25 meter) astrograph at Fan Mountain Observatory, about 15 miles south of Charlottesville. The telescope is a wide field instrument with a 2° field of view using photographic plates. A gift of the Carnegie Observatories, it was originally used at McCormick Observatory by Alexander Vyssotsky with an objective prism to obtain spectra of stars over the entire 2° field. With this he produced one of the first catalogues of nearby M dwarfs.

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