Penteli Newall Telescope in action

The Newall refractor telescope, located in Penteli, is the most impressive instrument of the National Observatory of Athens. Its tube is cigar-shaped and it is approximately 9 metres long. The observations are facilitated by a mobile floor, which can move vertically for approximately 5 metres and by a rotating hemispheric dome. The whole telescope weighs 9 tons, but the instrument is so evenly balanced that, despite its weight, it can easily be moved by the observer, as seen in this video.

Credit:

Theofanis Matsopoulos

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Release date:23 February 2016, 11:30
Duration:01 m 10 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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