UK Schmidt Telescope
(1.2 meter telescope in Australia with wide field-of-view)
The UK Schmidt Telescope (UKST) is a Schmidt camera
at Siding Spring Observatory, Australia, currently operated by
the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO),
in operation since 1973.
Its field of view is 6° by 6°, intended for surveys,
originally using photography.
More recently, it has been the home of a
multi-object spectrograph, 6dF, and
as of 2017, of TAIPAN.
Referenced by pages:
Arp-Madore Catalog of Southern Peculiar Galaxies (AM)
APM Galaxy Survey (APMUKS)
field of view (FOV)
Large Bright QSO Survey (LBQS)
Siding Spring Observatory (SSO)
UK Schmidt Survey