What do the various devices do?
- Control computer. Communicates with the 24″ Telescope, Dome, Camera and Controlling Weather Station. It is also our link for remote control of the telescope’s operation.
- Lunar Phases Calendar for 2022.
- Observatory landline phone: (716) 569-3689
- Local Weather Station display. Also allows internet access to conditions at the observatory.
- Fiber router, network switch, and wireless access point.
- Computer for remote operation of the 20″ telescope. Also used for night sky display, Zoom meetings, chatting, and is the backup computer for the 24″ control system.
- Letter from famed astronomer Harlow Shapley.
- All-Sky video camera display and astronomical object search computer.
- Picture of Clyde Tombaugh discoverer of Pluto with image taken by Martz 24″ Telescope.
- Color and Black-and-White Laser printers
- File server for storage and backup of images and other important files.
Not shown water system control, reference books, and software manuals.