Szeged Observatory has been controlled by the Department of Experimental Physics of the University of Szeged (earlier József Attila University, JATE) and the Szeged Observatory Foundation since 1992 in cooperation with a few members of the Department of Optics and Quantumelectronics working in similar research fields. Many students are involved into astronomical observations.
The main instrument is a 40 cm Cassegrain telescope equipped with an Optec SSP-5A photoelectric photometer which is supplied with standard UBV and uvby filters or with an SBIG ST-9E CCD camera. A smaller instrument (6.3 cm refracting telescope) with an ST-4 CCD is used for special student works for obtaining digitized images of various faint deep-sky objects. We purchased a Celestron-11 28 cm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope in 1995. It is equipped with an ST-6 CCD camera which is used for astronomical imaging and photometry using standard UBVRI filters. This telescope deals mostly with the educational work, thus it has been installed in the inner part of the city. A 20 cm Newtonian telescope was bought in order to improve our popularizing work.
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