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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, in operation since 1973, currently operated by the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO). 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.

Further reading:
UKSUKS 1751-24.1GC

Referenced by pages:
Abell Catalog
Arp-Madore Catalog of Southern Peculiar Galaxies (AM)
APM Galaxy Survey (APMUKS)
Duus-Newell catalog (DN)
fiber positioner
field of view (FOV)
Large Bright QSO Survey (LBQS)
6dF Galaxy Survey (6dFGS)
Siding Spring Observatory (SSO)
UK Schmidt Survey