Aristarchos Telescope Astrophotos
Deep sky astrophotos taken with the Aristarchos 2.3m Carl-Zeiss Telescope.
Aristarchos Telescope belongs to the National Observatory of Athens (NOA).The construction was funded by the European Commission and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Hellenic Ministry of Development. The telescope had its first light test in 2005, and became the largest telescope in Greece when it became fully operational at the Helmos Observatory site in 2007.The telescope has a Ritchey-Chrétien configuration with a primary mirror with a diameter of 2.3 m. The mount is of the altazimuth kind. The telescope is operated by the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the NOA.
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