ESO 0.5-metre telescope (decommissioned)
The ESO 0.5-metre telescope was installed on La Silla in 1971. This telescope was a duplicate of the Danish 0.5-metre telescope, and both were manufactured in Copenhagen, Denmark. Initially, it was equipped with a one-channel photometer. It was acquired by ESO in the context of the developments for the control systems of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope, so that these could first be tried out in practice on a small instrument. After 27 years of service, the telescope was decommissioned and moved to the Universidad Católica de Santiago.
Stellar photometry, tests control system for 3.6 m.
ESO 0.5-metre telescope
|Name:||ESO 0.5-metre telescope|
|Optical design:||Cassegrain reflector|
|Diameter. Primary M1:||0.52 m|
|Material. Primary M1:||N/A|
|Diameter. Secondary M2:||0.15 m|
|Material. Secondary M2:||N/A|
|Mount:||Equatorial fork mount|
|First Light date:||7 December 1971|
|Decommissioning date:||1998. Later moved to Universidad Católica de Santiago|