Located in Sonoita, Arizona: 68km (42mi) southeast of Tucson, near the Mexico border
The first KELT telescope, later renamed KELT-North, is located at Winer Observatory outside of Sonoita, AZ. Winer is owned and operated by Mark Trueblood, and hosts several robotic telescopes, including DEMONEX - one of the several telescopes used for photometric follow-up of KELT-North planet candidates. KELT-North was installed at Winer in 2004, and science observations began in 2005. It sits in a large, roll-off enclosure on an independent pier, alongside the other Winer-hosted telescopes.
KELT-North at Winer is located at latitude N 31° 39' 56.08" and longitude W 110°36' 06.42" at an elevation of 1515.7 meters (4973 feet).
|Lens||Mamiya 645 80mm f/1.9|
|CCD||4096 x 4096 pixels, Apogee AP16E|
|Pixel Size||9 microns|
|Field of View||26 x 26 degrees|
|Plate Scale||23 arcsec/pixel|
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