The Direct Imaging Camera is a facility CCD camera at the f/17
cassegrain focus of the Lick Observatory Nickel 1-m telescope on
Mt. Hamilton. A filter wheel holds up to four 2x2-inch filters
for imaging over the instrument's 6.3x6.3-arcminute field.
Because the Nickel is a user-operated telescope, please also refer to the Nickel 1-m User's Guide.
The Nickel Telescope and Direct Imaging Camera are operated from the
telescope control room adjacent to the dome, or may be remotely operated
by qualified observers from approved off-site facilities. Prospective
remote observers should refer to the
Remote Observing Manual.
The Nickel Direct Imaging Camera is available to the University of
California astronomical community by subscription.
application forms, policies, and other time request resources
All new users must be checked out by a resident astronomer on
their first night.
Please request support on your time application.
Note that remote observing requires special instruction. See policy. Please direct questions to a Mount Hamilton support astronomer.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or consult the support astronomers' on-call schedule.
Direct Imaging Camera mounted at Cassegrain focus of Nickel telescope.
Last modified: Tue Aug 4 15:24:06 PDT 2009