Aristarchos 2.3 m Telescope

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Aristarchos 2.3 m Telescope
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Named afterAristarchus of Samos Edit this on Wikidata
Part ofChelmos Observatory Edit this on Wikidata
Location(s)Greece Edit this at Wikidata
First light2005 Edit this on Wikidata
Telescope styleoptical telescope Edit this on Wikidata
Diameter2.3 m (7 ft 7 in) Edit this at Wikidata
Mountingaltazimuth mount Edit this on Wikidata Edit this at Wikidata Edit this at Wikidata
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The New Greek Telescope project of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) was funded by the European Commission and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Hellenic Ministry of Development. The telescope had its first light test in 2005, and became the largest telescope in Greece when it became fully operational at the Chelmos Observatory site in 2007.[1] The telescope has a Ritchey-Chrétien configuration with a primary mirror with a diameter of 2.3 m. The mount is of the altazimuth kind. The telescope is operated by the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the NOA.

Observations with the Aristarchos telescope have provided a measurement of the distance to the planetary nebula KjPn8.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ Andre Heck (2007). Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy 7. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 62. ISBN 978-1-4020-5301-6.
  2. ^ Royal Astronomical Society Press release
  3. ^ Science daily Press release
  4. ^ NASA ADS Bibliographic record