James Gregory Telescope

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James Gregory Telescope
James Gregory telescope.jpg
Organisation University of St Andrews
Location(s) St Andrews, Scotland
Wavelength Optical
Built 1962
Telescope style Schmidt-Cassegrain
Diameter 0.94m
Website http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/physics/pandaweb/newtour/teachf/obs.htm

The James Gregory Telescope was constructed in 1962 by the University of St Andrews. It is of a Schmidt-Cassegrain design and is fitted with a CCD camera.[1]

The James Gregory Telescope is the largest working optical telescope in the UK and is still used by the School of Physics and Astronomy for research in collaborative projects such as SuperWASP and the study of super massive black holes and their impact on galaxy structure.[2]

The James Gregory Telescope is named after the Scottish mathematician, astronomer and University academic James Gregory, who invented the Gregorian telescope.[3]


  1. ^ Tim Lister. "James Gregory Telescope". Tim Lister. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  2. ^ Anon. "St Andrews Observatory". University of St Andrews School of Physics and Astronomy. Archived from the original on December 26, 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  3. ^ J J O'Connor and E F Robertson. "James Gregory". University of St Andrews School of Mathematics and Statistics. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 

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Coordinates: 56°20′14″N 2°48′59″W / 56.33715°N 2.81650°W / 56.33715; -2.81650