NMSU operates a 1m telescope at the Apache Point Observatory . The telescope is an alt-az telescope and was (mostly) built in the early 90s by the AutoScope corporation. Significant work was required to make it fully operational, but it now functions reliably as a robotic telescope. Currently, there is an optical CCD 2048x2048 imager mounted on the Nasmyth port, with a field of view of almost 16 arcminutes on a side.
In 2005, we obtained an NSF PREST grant to improve the telescope and make it operate more reliably. Significant progress has been made, and work is underway for more improvements and to increase capability. As part of the proposal, NMSU is making some time available to the community. To learn more about the details and/or to request time, see the information on obtaining observing time .