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UK Schmidt Telescope

(UKST)
(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.


(telescope,reflector,ground,Australia)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Schmidt_Telescope
https://www.aao.gov.au/about-us/uk-schmidt-telescope
http://www.roe.ac.uk/ifa/wfau/ukstu/

Referenced by pages:
Abell Catalog
Arp-Madore Catalog of Southern Peculiar Galaxies (AM)
APM Galaxy Survey (APMUKS)
fiber positioner
field of view (FOV)
Large Bright QSO Survey (LBQS)
Siding Spring Observatory (SSO)
TAIPAN
UK Schmidt Survey

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