I am very happy to tell You :
yesterday was the opening from the new (old) 27feet telescope.
Exatly 222 years after the first opening by the owner J.H. Schroeter the astronomical communtiy
has now an new old telescope. It´s not only a museum and eyecatcher at teh entrace of the town.
It can be use parcticaly to observe the stars !!!
The newtonian has new modern 20inch mirror with 27 feet focal ratio.
Now we have in Europe an axis of very old big telescopes:
Birr Castle/ Irland -- Leviathan
Lilienthal near Bremen/Germany -- 27feet
Madrid -- Herschel 25 feet
Yesterday "Oberamtsmann" Schroeter left his tomb for a hour to visited the banquet .
Edited by Heidescoper, 29 November 2015 - 06:32 AM.