The Yale Student Observatory, formally known as the Leitner Family Observatory , is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by Yale University. It is located in Farnham Memorial Gardens near the corner of Edwards and Prospect Streets, New Haven, Connecticut (USA).
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The observatory is intended for student use. It includes two Ash domes housing a 12" LX200 Meade telescope and a refurbished Grubb refractor (originally purchased to observe the 1882 transit of Venus). Detectors include an SBIG ST-9E CCD camera and a DSS-7 spectrograph. There is also an observing deck between the domes.