24 Inch (.61 meter) Telescope for Lowell Observatory

The current location of this telescope has not been identified. Over the years there have been many telescopes in operation at this observatory and many have been donated to other research institutions.

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24-Inch (.61 meter) Telescope Specifications

One Response to 24 Inch (.61 meter) Telescope for Lowell Observatory
  1. Peter Boyce

    Lowell bought several 24-inch telescopes which were deployed around the world to take pictures of planets on an hourly basis. These telescopes were located in Chile (CTIO), South Africa, and Australia, and maybe other places. They had a special seconday mirror which gave a long efective focal length (to produce large planetary images). I used the one in Chile in 1969 and 1971 to make observations of Mars. I think 5 telescopes were bought from B&C. The telescope in Chile arrived with a northern hemisphere drive, which means it drove backwards in the southern hmiphere. This was embarassing for B&C.
    Lowell also had B&C make a new declination drive for the 72-inch tlescope, which worked very well.