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1m F/8 Ritchey Chrétien with dual Nasmyth Foci, Cape Town (South Africa)

Another large telescope for the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). An 1m F/8 Alt-Az mounted Ritchey Chrétien for robotic use. It has dual Nasmyth Foci. The main telescopes used for research are located at the SAAO observing station (32°22.795’S 20°48,657’E) near Sutherland in the Northern Cape, a 4-hour drive from Cape Town.

Optional QSFP high speed fiber interface

QSFP Kit
Kepler Cooled CMOS Cameras
High Speed Interface for Kepler CMOS Cameras

FLI’s QSFP (Quad Small Form factor Pluggable) high speed fiber
interface provides extreme bandwidth for high resolution imaging at high frame rates.

The kit includes two transceivers, a 30m fiber optic cable, and
PCIe interface card. One transceiver plugs into the back of Kepler
cameras, and the other plugs into the PCIe card.
For the Kepler KL4040 camera, the QSFP Kit increases the potential frame rate from about 6 frames per second (fps) with USB 3.0 to 23fps. The QSFP kit also allows for significantly longer and electrically isolated connections.
The QSFP Kit requires M.2 memory because of the significant
amount of data being transferred. Typical SSD memory with a SATA connection does not provide sufficient bandwidth to use the full capabilities of the QSFP. If an M.2 connection is not included on the motherboard of the computer, a PCIe to M.2 adapter card is required which will use a second PCIe port.

Minimum Requirements
Windows 10 x86 or x64
FLI Pilot v1.2.19 or later
7th gen i7 Core CPU
Motherboard with either {1 M.2 port and 1 PCIe port} or {2 PCIe
ports}
1 PCIe to M.2 adapter (only required if the motherboard does not
have an M.2 port)
250GB M.2 memory
FLI QSFP PCIe board
QSFP fiber optic cable or copper QSFP cable (for testing)
32GB of DDR3 or DDR4 RAM
QSFP Kit
Kepler Cooled CMOS Cameras
High Speed Interface for Kepler CMOS Cameras

PCIe QSFP driver

APM Professional Telescopes

1m F/8 Ritchey Chrétien with dual Nasmyth Foci, Cape Town (South Africa)

Another large telescope for the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). An 1m F/8 Alt-Az mounted Ritchey Chrétien for robotic use. It has dual Nasmyth Foci. The main telescopes used for research are located at the SAAO observing station (32°22.795’S 20°48,657’E) near Sutherland in the Northern Cape, a 4-hour drive from Cape Town.

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