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Instance of optical telescope,
Cassegrain reflector
Part of Siding Spring Observatory
Location New South Wales, Australia
Service entry 2008
  • 1.35 metre (primary mirror)
  • 0.69 metre (secondary mirror)
  • 1.16 square metre
Elevation above sea level
  • 1,163 metre
official website
Authority control

31° 16′ 23.88″ S, 149° 03′ 51.84″ E

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English: SkyMapper is a fully automated 1.35m wide-angle optical telescope at Siding Spring Observatory in northern New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the telescopes of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the Australian National University (ANU). The telescope has a compact modified Cassegrain design with a large 0.69 m secondary mirror, which gives it a very wide field of view: its single, dedicated instrument, a 268-million pixel imaging camera, can photograph 5.7 square degrees of sky. The camera has six filters which span from ultraviolet to near infrared wavelengths.
Français : Le SkyMapper est un télescope de 1,35m de diamètre en cours de construction par l'École de Recherche en Astronomie et Astrophysique de l'Observatoire du Mont Stromlo. Le télescope possède une caméra possédant 268 millions de pixels, et d'un champ de vue de 5,7 degrés carrés.

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