Marseille 0.36-metre telescope

The Marseille 0.36-metre telescope was installed on La Silla in September 1989 near the Grand Prisme Objectif telescope, after being assembled and tested at Marseille Observatory in March 1989. The telescope was equipped with a focal reducer, a scanning Fabry-Perot interferometer and a photon-counting camera. It was devoted to a survey of the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds over several years.

Science goals

Férot-Fabry interferometry of galactic emission nebulae, which is a classical topic at the Observatoire de Marseille (incidentally, Pérot was from Marseille).

Marseille 0.36-metre telescope

Name: Marseille 0.36-metre telescope
Site: La Silla
Altitude: 2375 m
Enclosure: Sliding roof
Type: Spectrographic telescope
Optical design: Richey-Chrétien reflector
Diameter. Primary M1: 0.36 m
Material. Primary M1: low-expansion crystallized glass-ceramic
Diameter. Primary M2: 0.11 m
Material. Primary M2: low-expansion crystallized glass-ceramic
Mount: Equatorial yoke mount
First Light date: 20 September 1989
Images of the Marseille 0.36-metre telescope: Link