Facilities

Name Telescope Instrument Main Purpose Period of Service Note
Operational
Comet Search Program II (CSP-II) Takahashi 11 cm f/5.0 refractor Apogee U16M (4ºx4º field, 3.5″ pixel), Sloan filter set Comet survey Since 2010 Upgraded from the original CSP system (2008-2010). Housed in dome 3 (N88).
Popular Supernova Project (PSP) Celestron 36 cm f/6.9 Schmidt-Cassegrain QHY-9 (25’x19′ field, 0.5″ pixel) Supernova survey Since July 2015 Originally “Supernova and Asteroid Search (SASP)”, 2010-2015. Housed in dome 3 (N88).
Half-Meter Telescope (HMT) 50 cm f/3.5 reflector QHY-11 (61’x42′ field, 0.9″ pixel) at prime focus Solar system and transient survey, GRB follow-up
Since June 2016 Crowdsourced, built and donated by HMT Consortium (PI: Chen Song; Co-Is: Cao Xi, Xing Zhigang, Fang Zhou, Shen Yanfang, Zhang Lei, Qiu Hongyun, Cheng Jiefeng. Housed in dome 2 (N89).
Ningbo Education Xinjiang Observatory Telescope (NEXT) ASA 60 cm f/8 Ritchey-Chrétien FLI 230-42 (22’x22′ field, 0.6″ pixel), Johnson-Cousins + Sloan filter set Photometry and rapid follow-up Since November 2017 Manage for Ningbo Bureau of Education and Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory. Housed in dome 3 (N88).
Photometric Auxillary Telescope (PAT) ASA 30 cm f/3.6 reflector FLI PL16803 (2ºx2º field, 1.7″ pixel), Johnson-Cousins + Sloan filter set Photometry and rapid follow-up, solar system survey
Since March 2020 Housed in dome 3 (N88).
Enormous Areal Survey Telescope (EAST) Takahashi 11 cm f/5.0 refractor + focal reducer
QHY 50GX (7.4ºx5.5º field, 3.2″ pixel) Comet survey Since August 2020 Housed in dome 2 (N89).
Retired
Comet Search Program (CSP) 10 cm f/2.8 lens Canon 350D Comet survey 2008-2010 Upgraded to CSP-II. Previously housed in dome 1 (C42).
Nova Search Program (NSP) 10 cm f/2.8 lens Canon 350D
Nova and comet survey 2007-2015 Previously housed in dome 1 (C42).