Rochester Institute of Technology Observatory is a small astronomical observatory owned and operated by Rochester Institute of Technology. It is located in Henrietta, New York, United States.

RIT Observatory
Rochester Institute of Technology observatory.jpg
OrganizationRochester Institute of Technology
Observatory code920
LocationHenrietta, New York
Coordinates43°04′33″N 77°39′53″W / 43.0758°N 77.6647°W / 43.0758; -77.6647Coordinates: 43°04′33″N 77°39′53″W / 43.0758°N 77.6647°W / 43.0758; -77.6647
Altitude551 feet (168 m)
Established1992 (1992)
Websitewww.rit.edu/cos/observatory
Telescopes
Rolloff building telescope14-inch f/10 Celestron
Dome building telescope12-inch Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain
RIT Observatory is located in the United States
RIT Observatory
Location of RIT Observatory

The observatory is primarily used to teach undergraduate astronomy labs, although some research relating to cataclysmic variables and asteroid occultations also takes place.

There are one telescope dome and one roll-off shed on the premises, both housing telescopes. RIT owns a 12" Meade telescope, a 16" telescope, and several smaller refracting telescopes. In addition, a two-element radio interferometer based on the SIMPLE design is being constructed and will be used as a teaching instrument to expose students in astronomy labs to observations at other wavelengths.

Dome controller student project at Imagine RIT 2017.

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