ESO Coudé Auxiliary Telescope (CAT)

This photograph shows the 1.4-m CAT telescope in its enclosure. This telescope is located on La Silla Observatory in Chile. The ESO Coudé Auxiliary Telescope (CAT) has a 1.4 m primary mirror and is alt-alt mounted. It is housed in a smaller dome, adjacent to the 3.6 m telescope and feeds the 3.6 m Coudé Echelle Spectrometer through a light tunnel. The CAT is fully computer controlled. It has been used for many different types of astronomical observations, including millimetre radio mapping of CO clouds near the galactic centre.

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About the Image

Id:eso8710a
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 July 1987
Related releases:eso8710
Size:2425 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:Coudé Auxiliary Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - La Silla

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