ESO 152 cm TELESCOPE
The telescope is essentially a twin of the 1P52 m at l'Observatoire de Haute Provence. It is mounted in an English cradle and can be used at f 15 Cassegrain of f 30 coude.
The mounting presents problems near the pole and when working at low declinations, particularly at Cassegrain; it is often necessary to take the telescope over the axis. This operation is easily performed and takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes, including time to re-initialize the telescope.
The platform is divided in two pieces - east and west - and each side can be raised and lowered independently.
The Telescope is under the electronic supervision of the 2P2 Team. Specific electronic documentation can be get by visiting 2P2 Team Home Page.
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