DFM Engineering, Inc.
1035 Delaware Ave. Unit D
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: 303-678-8143
Fax: 303-772-9411

Rowan University buys DFM CCT-16 Telescope

Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey has built a new four story state-of- the-art science building incorporating an observing deck, a class room, and a domed observatory housing the new DFM 16-inch telescope.

Small portable telescopes can be setup on the observing deck to provide additional observing capabilities, support astronomy courses, create public outreach, and offer excellent opportunities for student research.

The observatory floor is one floor above the observing deck while the telescope control console is located in the observing deck level classroom.

There is a flight of stairs going up into the dome and a wheel chair lift to provide handicapped access to the observing floor.

Access to the rooftop observing facility is provided by an elevator from the lower floors of the building.

DFM Engineering supplied the F/8 Ritchey-Cretien telescope with a slide mirror, filter wheel, filters, an assortment of eyepieces, and automatic dome control.

The DFM Engineering Telescope Control System (TCS-Sky), provides a user-friendly interface to the telescope.

Utilizing an IBM compatible computer with multiple displays and a keyboard, we achieve continual position display, status reporting, and an easy-to-use, menu-driven command set.

DFM Engineering also routinely works with our customers to define the pier and dome requirements to allow the installation and proper operation of the telescope.