University of Heidelberg

Zeiss telescope

Ritchey-Chretien mirror telescope. Main mirror diameter 75 cm, focal length 600 cm (f:8). Built by Carl Zeiss, Oberkochen in 1976/77. Azimuthal mount, i.e. the telescope has to move in both axes with variable velocity to compensate for the rotation of the earth. This requires a computer control of both axes. Used for direct imaging of galaxies stellar clusters with a CCD camera, especially in the red spectral range.

In 2005, this telescope has been moved to Namibia as part of the H.E.S.S.-project and is now known as ATOM.

LSW 50cm 8inch 70cm Schmidt Bruce Zeiss BlueSky Ost Nothing

A photograph of the Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl. Click on the picture for more information. A clickable map of the all whole institute area is also available

Gerhard Klare, Gabriella Ramge, Otmar Stahl
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