Clay Center Project Notes:
The Clay Center Project includes an observatory, a multipurpose
lab, a science lab, a computer lab, a dining hall and a lecture hall.
DFM Engineering has been requested to manufacture the
robotic state-of-the-art 24-inch deep space reflector
a co-mounted 7-inch planetary refractor telescope
a computer-controled, high-speed tracking system.
DFM has been also requested to oversee the manufacture
of a 24-foot diameter observatory dome that will accommodate large groups and classes.
The telescope will be a research grade 24"
Classical Cassegrain with the excellent optics,
superior pointing and tracking accuracy
of the equatorial fork mount and the Telescope
Control System (TCS) offered only by DFM.
Additionally, The Clay Center Project offers the new Articulated
Relay Eyepiece (ARE-125) from DFM Engineering that allows handicapped access to the
eyepiece for most telescopes. This feature is accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act (ADA).