Canary Two Wide-Field Telescope

The Canary Two Wide-Field system is Slooh's second-largest telescope at its flagship observatory. The telescope's 17" (432mm) primary mirror gives it superb light gathering capabilities, making it ideal for large faint objects such as galaxies and nebulae.

Telescope Specification


Manufacturer: PlaneWave Instruments
Model: CDK17 (Corrected Dall-Kirkham)
Aperture: 17" (432mm)
Focal Length: 2938mm (115.71")
Nominal Focal Ratio:  f/6.8
Slooh Designation Code: T2-WF-432

CCD Camera Specification


Manufacturer:  Finger Lake Instruments
Model:  FLI PL16803
CCD Chip:  Kodak KAF-16803
Resolution:  4096×4096 (at Binning 1×1)
Pixel Size:  9×9μm
Sensor Size:  36.864×36.864mm
Peak QE:  60% at 550nm
Anti-Blooming:  >100x saturation exposure

Camera Filter Specification


Manufacturer:  Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation II 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:  0.63 arcseconds/pixel (binned 1×1)
North Angle:  0° (North-Up, East-Left)
Angular Size:  0° 43' 00" x 0° 43' 00" (Field-Of-View)
Resolution: Binning 1×1: 4096x4096
Binning 2×2: 2048x2048
Binning 3×3: 1365x1365

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)