n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Bronberg Observatory (CBA Pretoria) : Annual Report for 2004 : reports from institutions

Volume 64, Issue 3_4
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Extracted from text ... 70 mnassa vol 64 nos 3 & 4 Introduction The Bronberg Observatory (25? 54? 48? S, 28? 26? 44? E, alt. 1590 m) is situated some 40 km south-east of Pretoria, on plot 39, Rietfontein JR 395, on top of the Bronberg Ridge, which stretches from Pretoria to just East of the observatory. The observatory houses a Meade 12-inch LX 200, which is permanently mounted on a pier and polar wedge. This telescope is used with a CCD camera, SBIG ST-7XME and a focal reducer that produces an effective f/3.7. A filter wheel with B V R I filters is ..

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