DUTCH 91 cm TELESCOPE
The telescope is property of the "Stichting het Leids Sterrewacht Fonds". Since 1958, it has been in operation at Leiden southern station site near Hartebeesportdam, South Africa. During 1978-1979, it was removed and re-erected at La Silla.
The Telescope is operated by Netherlands Institutes in agreement with ESO.
The telescope could be better described as a light collector and was a prototype of the ESO 1P0. It is a fork mounted instrument and as only a Cassegrain focus. Its usable uncorrected field is 5 arcmin. Instruments should be less than 83 cm in length to pass in the fork, and no heavier than 100 kg.
The pointing of the telescope is of the order of 30 arcaec and by offsetting from a local star, it can be as good as 10 arcsec. Limit switches are fitted in declination, hour angle, and elevation.
Electronic documentation is old and it is in bad shape. It is possible to found it in the Dutch office, in a metallic drawer at telescope itself.
ELC Team is in charge of troubleshooting.
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