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General Information
The ESO 3.6m Telescope was commissioned in 1977, and completely upgraded in 1999. It has a horseshoe/fork mounting, and an interchangeable top unit allowing the secondary mirror to be changed from a f/8 to a f/35 Cassegrain focus. The pointing error is about 5" RMS. The pointing is limited to 70deg. zenithal distance, and 5.5h HA, but a small region under the pole is reachable.

News and updates
  • The telescope reaches an image quality better than 0.2" at Zenith.
  • Main mirror aluminized on September 13th 2005.

3.6m Telescope I.O.T.
Agustin MacchinoSystem engineer I
Andres GonzalezOperation Engineer
Eduardo Matamorosfriendly T.I.O.
Gaspare Lo CurtoAstronomer
 
Telescope Features
  • 3.6m telescope
  • Pointing Limits
  • Target acquisition
  • Tracking and guiding
  • Image quality
  • Weather limits
  • Hatches opening
  • Instrumentation (technical pages).
     
     
    Projects
    Lateral padsOngoing
    M2 upgrade Completed on 28-08-2004
    Procedures
    The tecdoc page
    Troubleshooting
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Comments
    Last update: 2006-05-07 Gaspare Lo Curto
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