AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 99 Instrumentation and Telescopes for Small College Observatories, Part II
Special Session, Tuesday, 2:00-3:30pm, January 10, 2006, Delaware B

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[99.05] Observatory Design for the Small College Observatory

F. Melsheimer (DFM Engineering, Inc.)

The design and construction of the observatory for a small college is discussed. This includes a suggested floor plan, elevation plan, control room location, traffic flow patterns, and other factors. These criteria are discussed in respect to how they affect the efficiency of using the observatory for student use, research use, and for public nights. The required performance of the telescope, instruments, and related auxiliary equipment is considered.

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