Fan Mountain Observatory 10-inch
| 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.
More detailed information about the telescope and available instrumentation can be found by following the links above.