Fan Mountain Observatory 40-inch Astrometric Reflector

The University of Virginia operates a 40-inch (1 meter) telescope at Fan Mountain Observatory, about 15 miles south of Charlottesville. The telescope is an astrometric reflector, originally designed for use with photographic plates as part of UVa‘s ongoing tradition of precision astrometry. In recent years, however, extensive hardware upgrades and instrumentation efforts have transformed the observatory into a more modern research facility capable of optical CCD imaging and stellar spectroscopy.

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