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THE 182 CM TELESCOPE: THE TELESCOPE

The telescope is located at Cima Ekar (Asiago).
East Longitude +00h 46m 17.13s (+/- 0.03s)
Latitude +45d 50' 36.2" (+/- 0.03")

The telescope, inaugurated in 1973 and dedicated to N. Copernicus, is a classic Cassegrain reflector with a primary mirror of 182cm. It is the main observing facility at the observing site of Cima Ekar (1350m). It is also the largest astronomical telescope in Italy.
The telescope is equipped with both an imager/spectrograph camera (AFOSC) and an high dispersion echelle spectrograph (Echelle)


On 1997 November the observatory at Cima Ekar has been dedicated to Professor Leonida Rosino (Treviso 1915-- Padova 1997). On this occasion a plate was installed in the building. The bronze bas-relief which portrays professor Rosino is the work of the friulian sculptor Giovanni d'Artegna, and it has been completed using the "a staffa" fusion technique.

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