Hobbs Observatory

Hobbs Observatory, with its twin domes, is located in the Beaver Creek Reserve near Fall Creek Wisconsin.

 

In the west dome is a computer controlled 24 inch Newtonian reflector. The control system for this telescope was developed and is maintained by XECON ASSOCIATES

 

 

 

In the east dome is a 14 inch Schmidt Cassegrain telescope.

 

 

The building also houses the Robert Elliott Classroom, an office, and a small library.


The observatory is used by CVAS members, Beaver Creek Reserve, and the Physics and Astronomy Department of the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.


 

 

West Dome

24" Reflector Telescope      

East Dome

14" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope    

Latitude

44 deg  48'  56.84" N

+ / - 0.03"

44 deg  48'  56.88" N

+ / - 0.03"


Longitude

91 deg  16'  18.76"

+ / - 0.05"

91 deg  16'  17.98"

+ / - 0.05"


Elavation

936 feet + / - 7 feet


936 feet + / - 7 feet
Local Time UT - 6hrs  5min   5.25sec UT - 6hrs  5 min  5.0 sec


This data is a result of

DGPS measurements

taken in April of 2001


   
  


A map of the observatory location is available HERE


Some images of the construction of the observatory are available HERE