THE SCHMIDT TELESCOPE
|The 67/92-cm Schmidt telescope, built in 1966, is located
at Cima Ekar Observing Station close to the 182-cm
It was moved from the original position at the Observatory site near Asiago in July 1991 to take advantage of the higher altitude and lower light pollution of Cima Ekar.
The building is not a traditional dome: the rotating part is of octagonal shape for easier mechanical assembling and was designed in part to test the proposed solution for the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG).
The Telescope provides observations for a dedicated programme to search for and follow-up observations of asteroids and comets - ADAS.
GENERAL INFORMATION | THE 182CM COPERNICO TELESCOPE | THE SCHMIDT 92/67TELESCOPE | ASIAGO SCIENCE ARCHIVE DATABASE | DOCUMENTATION