The 1-metre Schmidt telescope at La Silla

The 1-metre Schmidt telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, taken in February 1996. This telescope began its service life in 1971, using photographic plates to take wide-field images of the southern sky. Since 2009, it is controlled and operated remotely from Yale University, to search for new Pluto-sized dwarf planets and supernovae in the southern sky.

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ESO

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Id:lasilla-schmidt-0078-cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:7 November 2011, 17:03
Size:1645 x 2500 px

About the Object

Name:ESO 1-metre Schmidt telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - La Silla

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