ESO 1.52-metre telescope (decommissioned)
The ESO 1.52-metre telescope was essentially a twin of the 1.5-metre telescope at the Observatoire de Haute Provence in France. Two instruments were offered at the ESO 1.52-metre telescope: the B&C spectrograph and FEROS. From October 1994, the time on this telescope was divided between Brazilian national time and ESO time. The telescope was decommissioned at the end of 2002.
Stellar spectroscopy, astrophotography.
|Name:||ESO 1.52-metre telescope|
|Optical design:||Cassegrain (f/14.9) or Coudé (f/31)|
|Diameter. Primary M1:||1.52 m|
|Material. Primary M1:||Borosilicate|
|Diameter. Secondary M2:||0.43 m (Cassegrain) or 0.36 m (Coudé)|
|Material. Secondary M2:||Borosilicate|
|Diameter. Tertiary M3:||0.36 m (M3 Coudé) and 0.30 m (M4 Coudé)|
|Mount:||English yoke mount|
|First Light date:||7 July 1968|
|Decommissioning date:||Late 2002|