Three College Observatory

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Three College Observatory
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Three College Observatory near Snow Camp, NC
Organization UNCG, N.C. A&T, GC
Location near Graham, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°56′42″N 79°24′24″W / 35.9449°N 79.4068°W / 35.9449; -79.4068Coordinates: 35°56′42″N 79°24′24″W / 35.9449°N 79.4068°W / 35.9449; -79.4068
Altitude 183 meters (600 ft)
Established 1979 (1979)
Website Three College Observatory
Telescopes
Three College Observatory Telescope 0.81 m reflector
Three College Observatory is located in the US
Three College Observatory
Location of Three College Observatory

Three College Observatory (TCO) is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T), and Guilford College (GC). Built in 1979, it is located 10 kilometers (6 mi) south of Graham, North Carolina (USA), in the Cane Creek Mountains. The observatory's primary instrument is a 32 in (81 cm) Ritchey-Chrétien reflecting telescope attached to an equatorial mount. It was built by Sigma Research and installed at TCO in 1981.[1] TCO is used by UNCG for instruction and outreach.

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  1. ^ "Three College Observatory Telescope". The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Department of Physics and Astronomy. Archived from the original on 2010-05-03. Retrieved 2010-01-11.

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