Fan Mountain Observatory 31-inch Tinsley Reflector

The University of Virginia operates a 31-inch (0.8-meter) telescope at Fan Mountain Observatory, about 15 miles south of Charlottesville. The telescope is a general use reflector originally used with photomultipliers and a photographic plate specrograph. Recently extensive hardware upgrades and instrumentation efforts have transformed the observatory into a more modern research facility capable of IR imaging and grism spectroscopy.

More detailed information about the telescope and available instrumentation can be found by following the links above.