The observatory is home to the Vainu Bappu Telescope, which the Indian Institute of Astrophysics claims as the largest telescope in Asia. It has a diameter of 2.3 meters and was first used in 1986. Along with the Vainu Bappu telescope, the observatory has two other telescopes: A 1 meter Zeiss manufactured and another 75 centimeter cassegrain reflector currently being refurbished. The observatory also has a Fabry-Perot interferometer.
|Aperture: 2.3 meters||Latitude: 12 34 N|
|First light: 1986||Longitude: 78 50 E|
|Elevation: 700 meters|