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Hawkins Pond Observatory (HPO)


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Hawkins Pond, Center Harbor, NH

Latitude and longitude: +43:41:15N 71:33:48W (43.687619,-71.563515)
Elevation: 506ft (199m)
Site manager: Arne Henden
Internet access: Cable
Weather statistics: 20% photometric, 30% usable, 50% cloudy
Typical good seasons: August/September


Motta 0.80m Telescope (HP80)

Telescope
Type: Newtonian
Aperture: 32" (81cm)
Focal length: 3251mm
F-ratio:4
Focuser:electric
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Mount
Type: fork
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Computer: PC
Software: The Sky
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Imaging
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QE response (graph)

Images of typical darks, typical flats

Typical use of system 

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