Astronomy Collaboration

As part of an informal collaboration, UNT has completed the successful restoration, update and installation of a half-meter CDK (Corrected Dall-Kirkhand) telescope to be used for student photometric and astrometric research.

The BADSCAC (Boyce-Astro, Dark Skies, Citizen Astronomy Center) telescope is located at the Dark Sky Observatory near the McDonald Observatory in West Texas. Scientists, researchers and students can access images and control the telescope remotely from anywhere an internet connection is available. The collaboration plans to add a spectrograph to the system, making it one of the highest-resolution spectrographic telescopes readily available for small-telescope observations of brighter celestial objects.