Yale Student Observatory
|Yale Student Observatory|
Leitner Family Observatory.
|Location||New Haven, Connecticut, USA|
|Altitude||38 m (125 ft)|
The Yale Student Observatory, also known as the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium, is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by Yale University. It is located in Farnham Memorial Gardens near the corner of Edwards and Prospect Streets, New Haven, Connecticut (USA).
The observatory is intended for student use. It includes two Ash domes housing a 16" RCOS telescope and a refurbished Grubb refractor (originally purchased to observe the 1882 transit of Venus). Detectors include an SBIG ST-9E CCD camera and a DSS-7 spectrograph. There is an observing deck between the domes. The observatory also houses a digital planetarium theater, which uses a Spitz SciDomeHD projection system.
- Clear Sky Chart for Yale Student Observatory Forecasts of observing conditions.
- Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium homepage
- "Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium homepage". Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium at Yale University. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
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