The Pomona College 1-Meter (40-inch) Telescope resides at JPL’s Table Mountain Facility high in the mountains above Wrightwood. The 40 inch telescope is shared with JPL and offers an advanced control system developed by Peter Mack. Instruments include a 4096×4096 thermo-electrically cooled Apogee CCD camera; custom built 4- and 8-position filter wheels that allow for broad-band and narrow-band imaging, as well as polarimetery; a liquid nitrogen cooled near-infrared camera useful for studying dense interstellar clouds and star-forming regions; and a new adaptive optics system funded by a $630,000 NSF grant to Dr. Philip Choi. The submenus above will allow you to learn more about our remarkable TMO telescope.

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