Located in Sutherland, South Africa: 280km (174mi) northeast of Cape Town
The second KELT telescope, KELT-South, is located at the Sutherland observing station of the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). The KELT-South telescope sits in a custom-built enclosure that holds the telescope, the control computer, and all the support equipment. The photo below and to the right shows the telescope pointed at the sky in the daytime with the roof rolled off. The photo below and to the left is a closer view, showing the mount, camera, and lens.
KELT-South at Sutherland is located at latitude -32° 23′ 14″ and longitude 20° 48′ 42″ at an elevation of 1798m (5899 feet).
|Lens||Mamiya 645 80mm f/1.9|
|CCD||4096 x 4096 pixels, Apogee Alta U16M|
|Pixel Size||9 microns|
|Field of View||26 x 26 degrees|
|Plate Scale||23 arcsec/pixel|
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