Coudé Auxiliary Telescope

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Coudé Auxiliary Telescope
Alternative names Coude Auxiliary Telescope Edit this at Wikidata
Observatory Lick Observatory Edit this on Wikidata
Location(s) California, US
Coordinates 37°20′34″N 121°38′13″W / 37.3428°N 121.637°W / 37.3428; -121.637Coordinates: 37°20′34″N 121°38′13″W / 37.3428°N 121.637°W / 37.3428; -121.637 Edit this at Wikidata
Telescope style Optical telescope
Reflecting telescope Edit this on Wikidata
Diameter 0.6 m (2 ft 0 in) Edit this at Wikidata
Coudé Auxiliary Telescope is located in the US
Coudé Auxiliary Telescope
Location of Coudé Auxiliary Telescope

The Coudé Auxiliary Telescope (CAT) is a coudé focus telescope located at the Lick Observatory near San Jose, California, south of Shane Dome, Tycho Brahe Peak.

The Coudé Auxiliary Telescope, built in 1969, is a 0.6m (24-inch) reflecting telescope in a stationary position at a fixed focus. The CAT is generally used for observation of brighter stars, since it collects less light than the 120-inch Shane.[1]

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  1. ^ "Mt. Hamilton Telescopes: Carnegie Double Astrograph". Retrieved 9 April 2016.

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