Canary Two Ultra-Wide-Field Telescope

The Canary Two Ultra-Wide-Field may be one of Slooh's smallest telescopes, but it has one of the largest fields-of-view. It is "piggybacked" on top of the Canary Two Wide-Field telescope and is great for very large objects and also captures the entire Moon.

Telescope Specification


Manufacturer: Tele Vue Optics 
Model: Tele Vue 85GXF Apochromatic Doublet Refractor
Aperture: 3.35" (85mm)
Focal Length: 595mm (23.4")
Nominal Focal Ratio:  f/7
Focal Reducer: 0.8x
Effective Focal Ratio:  f/5.6
Slooh Designation Code: T2-UWF-85

CCD Camera Specification


Manufacturer:  Diffraction Limited SBIG
Model:  ST-10XME
CCD Chip:  Kodak KAF-3200E Class 1
Resolution:  2184×1472 (at Binning 1×1)
Pixel Size:  6.8×6.8μm
Sensor Size:  14.85×10.26mm
Peak QE:  85%
Anti-Blooming:  Non-Anti-Blooming

Camera Filter Specification


Manufacturer: Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series
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:  2.94 arcseconds/pixel (binned 1×1)
North Angle:  0° (North-Up, East-Left)
Angular Size:  1° 47' 06" x 1° 12' 12" (Field-Of-View)
Resolution: Binning 1x1: 2184x1472
Binning 2x2: 1092x736
Binning 3x3: 728x490

Mount Specification 


Manufacturer:  Software Bisque
Model:  Paramount MEII
Type:  German Equatorial Mount (GEM)
Instrument Capacity:  240lbs (109kg) (480lbs, 218kg 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 Two Ultra-Wide-Field is piggybacked on top of the Canary Two Wide-FIeld Telescope so shares the same dome.