The main telescope of the CNO is a 14-inch Meade LX200R.
The main instrument is an SBIG ST-6 CCD camera mainly used for our exo-planet research.
This camera has been received on loan and we gratefully acknowlege the kind support by
the Ames Research Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Our auxilliary telescope is the 6-cm Cologne Refractor (Kölner Refraktor) of 1970, which is mainly used for outreach and solar viewing, or for the observation and recording of occultation events of very bright stars from mobile locations. [Example]
For long-term future instrumentation planning please refer to the Telescope Development Projects page.