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 following:
robotic state-of-the-art 24-inch deep space reflector teaching telescope
a co-mounted 7-inch planetary refractor telescope with astrocam
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-Sky) 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).