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Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope

800px-vatt_groundlevel.jpg The VATT telescope has an Alt/Az mount and uses a 1.8-m f/1.0 honeycombed construction, borosilicate primary mirror developed by the University of Arizona Mirror Lab. Its secondary mirror is a 0.38-m f/0.9 Zerodur manufacted by the Space Optics Research Laboratory 1).

Both observing time and responsibility for VATT are shared with the University of Arizona on a 75% The Vatican Observatory Research Group VORG, 25% basis. Limited resources prevent VATT from being a visitor observatory, but collaborations are welcomed by VORG, especially when suitable instrumentation is provided for shared use at VATT.2)

Start up and shutdown:

Telescope Operation

Peripheral Systems

Data Retrieval

Maintenance and Engineering

Superannuated Systems

vatt/vatican_advance_technology_telescope.txt · Last modified: 2018/10/05 19:56 by paul