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Astronomical Observatory: Equipment

Calvin-Rehoboth Robotic Observatory Installation

Future site

August 2002: New Mexico site selection

Concrete pad and pier

Spring 2003: Concrete pad and pier are poured

Dome construction

Late May: Student work team constructs dome

Installation of telescope

November 6: Crane sets telescope yoke into place

Telescope installation finished

November 6: Finished telescope in place

First light: lunar eclipse

November 8, 2003: First light on a total lunar eclipse

Site coordinates: 35.52543 deg N, 108.65646 W, elevation 2024 m (=35deg31'31.55"N, 108deg39'23.26"W, elevation 6634 ft., IAU observatory code G98.)

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