Bays Mountain Observatory - Kingsport, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 30.491 W 082° 36.650
17S E 355751 N 4041522
Quick Description: Bays Mountain Astronomy Club and planetarium staff has two facilities to show the public astronomical sights in both the daytime and nighttime skies.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/2/2008 3:37:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM52TA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member snaik
Views: 13

Long Description:
Observatory website lists current equipment as:
- A custom 8" refractor owned by Milligan College.
- A 12 Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain on a computer controlled mount.
- A large aperture Coulter 17" reflector on an alt-azimuth Dobsonian style mount
- A 6" Meade APO refractor mounted on a portable alt-azimuth tripod mount.
- A superb Newtonian 10" reflector with optics by our own Jerry Lappin.

Regular viewing opportunities are offered to club members and the public.
Observatory Purpose: Private

Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: Yes

Radio Telescopes?: No

Solar Telescopes?: Yes

Open to the Public?: Yes

Is this a Club Observatory?: Yes

Public Viewing Allowed?: Yes

Active Observatory?: Active

Number of Telescopes or Antennas: 3 to 5

Site URL: [Web Link]

Year Dedicated or Opened: 1980

Altitude (meters): Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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