Ford Observatory (Ithaca)

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Ford Observatory
Organization Ithaca College
Observatory code 845
Location Ithaca, New York (United States)
Coordinates 42°25′3.12″N 76°29′38.67″W / 42.4175333°N 76.4940750°W / 42.4175333; -76.4940750Coordinates: 42°25′3.12″N 76°29′38.67″W / 42.4175333°N 76.4940750°W / 42.4175333; -76.4940750
Altitude 348 m
Established 1998
Website Observatory Web Page
Unnamed Telescope 40 cm (16") Fork-mounted f/8 Cassegrain reflector
Ford Observatory (Ithaca) is located in the US
Ford Observatory (Ithaca)
Location of Ford Observatory

The Clinton B. Ford Observatory is an astronomical observatory that is operated by the Ithaca College physics department. The observatory is located in the forest on the south end of the Ithaca College campus in Ithaca, New York (United States). It was constructed in 1998 using funds from the National Science Foundation and a bequest from the late Clinton B. Ford. It houses a CCT-16 16-inch (0.4 m) f/8 Cassegrain telescope.

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