Faulkes Telescope North

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Faulkes Telescope North
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Faulkes Telescope North with zodiacal light in the background
Named after Dill Faulkes, Northern Hemisphere Edit this on Wikidata[1]
Observatory Haleakala Observatory Edit this on Wikidata
Location(s) Hawaii, US
Coordinates 20°42′25″N 156°15′27″W / 20.706959°N 156.2575332°W / 20.706959; -156.2575332Coordinates: 20°42′25″N 156°15′27″W / 20.706959°N 156.2575332°W / 20.706959; -156.2575332
Organization Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network Edit this on Wikidata[1]
Observatory code F65
Altitude 3,052 m (10,013 ft)
First light 2003 Edit this on Wikidata[1]
Telescope style Cassegrain reflector
optical telescope
Ritchey–Chrétien telescope Edit this on Wikidata[2]
Diameter 2 m (6 ft 7 in)[1]
Mounting altazimuth mount [2]
Faulkes Telescope North is located in Hawaii
Faulkes Telescope North
Location of Faulkes Telescope North

The Faulkes Telescope North is a clone of the Liverpool Telescope, and is located at Haleakala Observatory in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It is a 2 m (79 in) f/10 Ritchey-Chrétien telescope.

The telescope is owned and operated by LCOGT. This telescope and its sister telescope Faulkes Telescope South are used by research and education groups around the globe. The Faulkes Telescope Project is one such group which provides observing time (awarded by LCOGT) for educational projects for UK schools and amateur astronomers.

In 2013, it imaged the defunct Herschel Space Observatory.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Faulkes Telescope North". Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "2-meter". Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Herschel seen by Faulkes Telescope North

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