The 30 cm Flat Field Telescope


The 30cm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope was the first one installed on Skinakas Observatory in 1986. It has a computer controlled German mount built by E. Alt and an off-axis guiding system. provides a high quality wide field of view and has been used extensively in studies requiring monitoring and supernovae remnants.

Some technical details on the telescope optics, made by Lichtenknecker Optics, follow:


  • Type: Schmidt- Cassegrain

  • Aperture: 30cm

  • Focal length: 94cm

  • Focal ratio: 3.2

  • Usable field of view: 3o


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