Chile Three Lunar And Planetary Telescope

This specialized telescope is equipped with a high-frame-rate video camera that provides live views of the Moon at high magnification. The telescope operates for special events and occasional sessions to capture the Moon and brighter planets.

Telescope Specification


Manufacturer: Celestron
Model: EdgeHD 1400 Schmidt-Cassegrain Catadioptric (SCT)
Aperture: 14" (355.6mm)
Focal Length: 3910mm (154")
Nominal Focal Ratio:  f/11
Focal Reducer: 0.56x
Effective Focal Ratio: f/6.2
Slooh Designation Code: C3-Lu-358

Operating Hours

The Chile Three Lunar and Planetary Telescope is used for special events and occasional sessions to capture the Moon and brighter planets when they are at their best.

Video Camera Specification 


Manufacturer:  Celestron (designed and engineered by The Imaging Source)
Model:  Skyris 236C High-Frame-Rate Video
Resolution:  1920×1080
Pixel Size:  2.8×2.8μm
Sensor Size:  5.38x3.36mm
Frames Per Second (FPS): 60 fps at full frame
Exposure Range:  0.0001 to 10 seconds


Camera Filter Specification


The Chile Three Lunar Telescope uses a high-frame-rate color video camera so it doesn't require any filters.

Image Specification 


Image Scale:  0.26 arcseconds/pixel
North Angle:  0° (North-Up, East-Left)
Angular Size:  0° 08' 24" x 0° 05' 18" (Field-Of-View)
Resolution: 1920x1080


  Image Scale:  North Angle:  Angular Size:  Resolution:

Mount Specification


Manufacturer:  Software Bisque
Model:  Paramount ME (Mk3000)
Type:  German Equatorial Mount (GEM)
Instrument Capacity:  150lbs (60kg) (300lbs, 120kg total capacity)
Periodic Error:  Maximum 10 arcseconds peak-to-peak before PEC (Periodic Error Correction)

 Enclosure Specification


Manufacturer:  AstroHaven Enterprises
Type:  Four Shutter Clamshell Dome
Size:  16ft (4.9 meters)

NOTE: The Chile Three Lunar Telescope shares the same dome as Chile One and Two.