Instruments

Bucharest Observatory * Cluj-Napoca Observatory * Timisoara Observatory


 

  BUCHAREST OBSERVATORY
Carl Zeiss Jena refractor
130/1950 mm (1957)
Solar refractor for white light photospheric
Herschel Prism 2’’ Baader Cool Ceramic P(hoto)
CCD Atik4000 (/ Skyris 274)
Carl Zeiss Jena refractor
80/1200 mm 
Solar refractor for chromospheric observations
Solar Observer Halpha Filter S-1.5 (0.3A)
CCD Atik11000
Carl Zeiss Jena refractor
110/1650 mm  (1958)


 

Cassegrain Telescope
500/7500 mm (1964)
CCD Camera type SBIG STL11000M, (KAI-11000M, 36.1 x 24.7 mm, 11 million pixels, 4008 x 2745, 9 x 9 ) ), with UBVRI filter system (Johnson photometric system)

Prin-Merz double Astrograph
380/6000 mm

Photographic plates of 24 x 24 cm are used; the instrument has a field of 2 x 2 deg. The plates are measured on an Ascorecord machine (0.1).
A HiSis 22 CCD camera was also attached in 1995 to this instrument.

Great Meridian Circle 
(190/2350 mm)  
The instrument has two declination circles each of 1 m diameter, divided at every 5'. The telescope is endowed with an impersonal micrometer. The collimation of the optical axis is measured by means of two meridian marks located at about 80-100 m from the instrument.

 

HPC   

CPU & GPU 

CPUs: SGI Altix 3700 supercomputer: 44 procesors Itanium 2 1.3GHz, 92GB RAM, 5TB RAID.

GPUs: 12 cores Intel Xeon E5630, 2.3GHz, 64GB RAM, 2TB RAM , 1 GPU card NVIDIA Quadro 40000

CPUs: 12 cores Intel Xeon E5630 2.3GHz, 32GB RAM, 2TB RAM

CPUs: AMD Phenon X4 9650 Quand Core, Ram 4G, HDD 500 GB Sata

  CLUJ-NAPOCA OBSERVATORY

Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope MEADE 16” LX200 SCT, 406/ 4064mm

 
CCD camera type SBIG STL-6303E (CCD Kodak KAF1602ME, 3060x2040 pixels, 9μmx9μm), with photometric filters UBVRI Custom Scientific (Johnson-Cousins photometric system)
Ritchey-Chretien telescope MEADE 12” RCX400, 305/ 2440 mm CCD camera type SBIG 8XMEI (CCD Kodak KAF1602ME, 1530x1020 pixels, 9μmx9μm), with photometric filters UBVRI Custom Scientific (Johnson-Cousins photometric system)

Newton telescope Celestron C6-N, 150/750 mm 

 
DSLR type camera (Canon EOS 50D, CMOS sensor, 4752 x 3168 pixels, 4.7 μmx4.7μm), or alternatively CCD camera (MEADE Pictor416, CCD Kodak KAF0401E sensor  768x512 pixels, 9μmx9μm), with BVRI Schuller filters  (Johnson-Cousins photometric system)

Orion Short Tube 80, refractor 80/40 mm, piggy back mounted on the LX200 16” telescope

 
DSLR type camera (Canon EOS 50D, CMOS sensor, 4752 x 3168 pixels, 4.7 μmx4.7μm), or alternatively CCD camera (MEADE Pictor416, CCD Kodak KAF0401E sensor  768x512 pixels, 9μmx9μm), with BVRI Schuller filters  (Johnson-Cousins photometric system)

Newton telescope (Gauthier–Prin type, reflector 508/2500 mm, fork type mechanical mount, equatorial), with auxiliary Prin refractor 200/3000 mm

Photoelectric photometer (with photomultiplier) and UBV filter system (Johnson photometric system), with photon counting system or chart recorder system
  TIMISOARA OBSERVATORY
Cassegrain telescope mirror system Zeiss 300/1690 mm SBIG CCD Camera  with photometric filters UBVRI