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Mount Abu Observatory: 2.5m telescope finalized

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#1 Daniel Malaise

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Posted 27 January 2021 - 02:40 AM

I’m sharing news over a very interesting project in which friends of mine took part.

 

Posted by AMOS on Linkedin:

 

“ The 2.5m Telescope has left the building!
During the last 4 years, AMOS designed the instrument, manufactured its parts, assembled them and tested the whole work in its workshop in Liège.
AMOS also polished the telescope's mirrors, including the large 2.5m diameter primary mirror.
After 3 weeks of dismantling and packing, it is finally on its way to its destination of Mount Abu, in India!
More info on the project : https://lnkd.in/gcqFQGC
And related News : https://www.amos.be/2030

 

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You should take a look, it’s worth it!

 

Cheers,


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#2 rob1986

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Posted 27 January 2021 - 03:03 AM

how much did it cost?

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Posted 27 January 2021 - 03:21 AM

Cool. It's a big one and looks very futuristic.

When I was little I used to hang around a 2m telescope - it was much more antique/analogue.

Didn't have much interest in it at that time but remember all those control panels with big dials, knobs and switches.

Also dewars with liquid nitrogen and even liquid helium around it (for the attached spectrometers/detectors).



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Posted 27 January 2021 - 02:16 PM

Great job!

Looks a lot like the Lowell Discovery Telescope in Arizona. 




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