Orson Pratt Observatory - Usage Statistics
Below we give a breakdown of the time used on the David Derrick 0.4-m telescope (DDT) since its installations in the Spring of 1998. As shown, we have averaged almost 100 nights of observing per year for the last 12 years. The majority of this observing has been done by undergraduate students. The monthly breakdown should not be viewed as the number of clear nights for each month, since it is heavy affected by the time the students can commit to observing during the normal semesters. This is probably most notable in April when we are getting near the end of the semester and observing slows down dramatically, even if the weather is clear. A similar effect appears in August when we lose our summer REU students part way through the month.
|Yearly Usage of David Derrick Telescope
|Monthly Usage of David Derrick Telescope
|People Using the David Derrick Telescope
Takes into account nights with mixed groups