MarLy 1-metre telescope (decommissioned)

The MarLy 1-metre telescope was originally installed in France and operated by groups from Lyon and Marseilles, hence the name. It was subsequently moved to La Silla and used for the EROS 2 (Expérience pour la Recherche d'Objets Sombres) search for microlensing events.

Science goals

Search for MACHO dark matter; Microlensing studies; Follow-up supernovae.

MarLy 1-metre telescope

Name: MarLy 1-metre telescope
Site: La Silla
Altitude: 2375 m
Enclosure: Classical dome
Type: Photometric telescope
Optical design: Ritchey-Chrétien reflector
Diameter. Primary M1: 0.98 m
Material. Primary M1: ZeroDur
Diameter. Secondary M2: 0.48 m
Material. Secondary M2: ZeroDur
Mount: Equatorial fork mount
First Light date: 24 June 1996
Decommissioning date: Decommissioned in October 2009 and moved to Mount djaogari in Burkina Faso
Images of the MarLy 1-metre telescope: Link