Springbrook Observatory is a privately-funded astronomical observatory located at Springbrook, in the Gold Coast hinterland, 45 minutes from the Gold Coast.
To find the Springbrook Research Observatory you Need to go via Nerang on the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road.17.9km Then turn off on the left on Pine Creek Road 7.2km turn right onto Springbrook 4.8km to the Springbrook Observatorytowards springbrook
|Optical Design||Corrected Dall-Kirkham (CDK)|
|Aperture||700 mm (27.56 inch)|
|Focal Length||4540 mm|
|Central Obstruction||47% of the Primary Mirror Diameter|
|Back Focus||305 mm (12 inch) from Mounting Surface|
|Optical Tube||Dual truss structure with Nasmyth focus|
|Optical Performance||1.8 micron RMS spots [25mm on-axis] (400 to 900nm) 4.4 micron RMS spots [21mm off-axis] (400 to 900nm) 6.8 micron RMS spots [35mm off-axis] (400 to 900nm) Spot Diagram|
|Dimensions||93.73" H x 43.25" W x 39" D|
|Optimal Field of View||70 mm (0.86 degrees) / 51.6 arcminute|
|Focus Position||Nasmyth Focus|
|Fully Baffled Field||60 mm|
|Image Scale||22 microns per arcsecond|
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|Array Size||4096 x 4096|
|Pixel Size||9 μm|
|Typical Maximum Cooling||-60º C Below Ambient|
|Typical Download Speeds @ 16-bit||1 MHz, 8 MHz (other speeds available)|
|Typical System Noise||10 e- RMS @ 1 MHz|
|Operating Environment||-30º C - 45º C | 10% - 90% Relative Humidity|
|CCD Type||Front Illuminated|
|Sensor Diagonal||52.1 m|
|Linear Full Well||100,000 e-|
|Typical Dark Current||<0.07 e-/pixel/sec. @ -35º C|
|Blooming Protection||>100X Saturation Exposure|
|Available Shutters||65 mm|
|Dimensions||6.2 x 6.2 x 3.8 (157.48 x 157.48 x 96.52)|
|Filter Wheel||FLI CL1-10 CFW|
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