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.

Science goals

Stellar spectroscopy, astrophotography.

ESO 1.52-metre telescope

Name: ESO 1.52-metre telescope
Site: La Silla
Altitude: 2375 m
Enclosure: Classical dome
Type: Spectrographic 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
Images taken with the ESO 1.52-metre telescope: Link
Images of the ESO 1.52-metre telescope: Link
Press Releases with the ESO 1.52-metre telescope: Link