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UK Schmidt Telescope

(1.2 meter telescope in Australia with wide field-of-view)

The UK Schmidt Telescope (UKST) is a Schmidt Camera at Siding Spring Observatory, Australia, currently operated by the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), in operation since 1973. Its Field of View is 6° by 6°, intended for Surveys, originally using photography. More recently, it has been the home of a Multi-Object Spectrograph, 6dF, and as of 2017, of TAIPAN.


Referenced by:
Abell Catalog
Arp-Madore Catalog of Southern Peculiar Galaxies (AM)
APM Galaxy Survey (APMUKS)
Field of View (FOV)