Canary Four Solar System Telescope

The Canary Four Solar System telescope is optimized to capture smaller objects such as the planets and planetary nebulae. It also provides excellent close-up views of the Moon.

Telescope Specification


Manufacturer: Celestron
Model: EdgeHD 1400 Schmidt-Cassegrain Catadioptric (SCT)
Aperture: 14" (355.6mm)
Focal Length: 3910mm (154")
Nominal Focal Ratio:  f/11
Slooh Designation Code: T4-SS-356

CCD Camera Specification 


Manufacturer:  Diffraction Limited SBIG
Model:  STT-8300M
CCD Chip:  Kodak KAF-8300
Resolution:  3358×2536 (at Binning 1×1)
Pixel Size:  5.4×5.4μm
Sensor Size:  17.96×13.52mm
Peak QE:  56%
Anti-Blooming:  >1000x saturation exposure

Camera Filter Specification


Manufacturer:  Baader Planetarium
Filter Types:
  • Luminance
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Hα - Hydrogen Alpha (only used for custom processing such as the Moon - this filter is not available for any member-selectable processing options)

Image Specification 


Image Scale:  0.28 arcseconds/pixel (binned 1×1)
North Angle:  0° (North-Up, East-Left)
Angular Size:  0° 15' 57" x 0° 12' 03" (Field-Of-View)
Resolution: Binning 1×1: 3358×2536
Binning 2×2: 1679×1268
Binning 3×3: 1119×845

Mount Specification  


Manufacturer:  Software Bisque
Model:  Paramount MX
Type:  German Equatorial Mount (GEM)
Instrument Capacity:  100lbs (45kg) (200lbs, 90kg total capacity)
Periodic Error:  Maximum 7 arcseconds peak-to-peak before PEC (Periodic Error Correction)

Enclosure Specification


Manufacturer:  AstroHaven Enterprises
Type:  Four Shutter Clamshell Dome
Size:  12ft (3.7 meters)

NOTE: The Canary Four Solar System Telescope shares the same dome as the Canary Three Deep Sky Astrograph and the Canary Five Solar Telescope.