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Palomar 48 Inch Telescope

(P48, Palomar 48, Samuel Oschin Telescope, Schmidt Oschin Telescope)
(48 inch telescope at Palomar Observatory)

The Palomar 48 Inch Telescope (Samuel Oschin Telescope) is a 48 inch (1.2 meter) Reflector Telescope at Palomar Observatory in southern California. It opened in 1948 after nearly ten years in construction. It originally used photographic plates but now uses a CCD camera that covers a 4 degree by 4 degree Field of View (FOV). It is currently used for the Palomar Transient Factory (PTF), and automated.


(telescope,ground,visible light,reflector,California,automated)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Oschin_telescope
http://www.astro.caltech.edu/palomar/about/telescopes/oschin.html

Referenced by:
Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS)
Palomar Transient Factory (PTF)

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