Work on the Observatory telescope nears completionComments Off on Work on the Observatory telescope nears completion
In April, 2016, members of the Mattatuck Astronomical Society and the Litchfield Hills club installed the motors and electronics needed for the telescope to move. Next step is star testing to make sure the optical components are aligned and working properly.
When done, the telescope will be operated under computer control, making it possible to move automatically to a selected star, or cluster, or galaxy or planet, and track it as it moves across the sky. We’re looking forward to star parties that will be much more fun and enlightening.