University of Newcastle upon Tyne Espin Observatory, Close House

  • Description

    "The Observatory is used for practical work by students on Astronomy and Astrophysics courses and is equipped with: 4.5-inch refractor, 12/17-inch Wright astronomical camera, 12.5-inch photometric telescope with photon counting facility, 10-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and a 24-inch Newtonian reflector. The latter was used by T.E.C.H. Espin for research into double stars in the early part of the 20th Century and is still one of the largest telescopes in England. Sadly the view of the sky south over the Tyne valley is now badly compromised by light pollution from the nearby city." Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2009.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 1 month ago
    Viewed: 1577 times
    Picture Taken: 2009-01-25
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