About the Telescope

Ortega Telescope Specifications

Dedicated to James and Sara Ortega on April 12th, 2008.

Manufactured by DFM Engineering. 

Optics:

  • Cassegrain design

  • 0.8 meter (32-inch) primary mirror

  • F/8 focal ratio

  • Both primary and seconday mirrors have a near zero expansion substrate

  • Tracking accuracy of +/- 0.5 arc seconds in 5 minutes and +/- 5.0 arcseconds in 1 hour