The Alan Young telescope is our major instrument at the CADSAS Observatory. It’s a 22.5 inch reflecting telescope that was originally built and widely used, during the 1970s.
After several years of restoration and installation work by CADSAS members, the Alan Young telescope is now basically complete and operational.
There is still a lot to do to improve it further, but it is now usable for observation.
Recent steps have been to fit the remotely-controlled motorised focusser, complete with imaging camera, improve the polar and declination drive mechanisms and fit the black cover to protect and reduce stray light.