Swiss T70 telescope (decommissioned)

The Swiss T70 telescope was installed on La Silla in 1980, replacing the Swiss 0.4-metre telescope, the previous Swiss national telescope. Like the Swiss 0.4-metre telescope, this telescope was equipped with the P7 photometer, which is a two-channel photometer for quasi-simultaneous measurements in the 7-filter Geneva photometric system. In 1998, when the Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope became operational at La Silla, the Swiss T70 telescope was decommissioned.

Science goals

High precision photometry.

Swiss T70 telescope

Name: Swiss T70 telescope
Site: La Silla
Altitude: 2375 m
Enclosure: Classical dome
Type: Photometric telescope
Optical design: Cassegrain reflector
Diameter. Primary M1: 0.70 m
Material. Primary M1: N/A
Diameter. Secondary M2: N/A
Material. Secondary M2: N/A
Mount: Equatorial fork mount
First Light date: 8 August 1980
Decommissioning date: Decommissioned in 1998
Images taken with the Swiss T70 telescope: Link
Images of the Swiss T70 telescope: Link
Videos of the Swiss T70 telescope: Link
Press releases with the Swiss T70 telescope: Link