By L. Woltjer (auth.), Massimo Capaccioli (eds.)
The inspiration of preserving a colloquium on Schmidt telescopes (techniques and technology) originated from the remark that, within the final ten years and inspite of the amazing advancements and achievements during this box of astronomical learn, there were no particular chance for the specialists to satisfy jointly, make the purpose at the cutting-edge, speak about and coordinate destiny plans. for this reason, Prof. L. Rosino, one of many pioneers within the use of wide-field telescopes, pushed additionally by means of the want of honouring the over 4 many years of task of the Asiago Observatory, proposed to the administrative Committee of the overseas Astronomical Union to sponsor a colloquium on 'Astronomy with Schmidt sort telescopes I to be held at Asiago on the finish of the summer time of 1983. information about the composition of the medical Organizing Committee and the sponsoring corporations are given in Prof. Rosino's 'Welcome to the contributors • The granting of this concept used to be the start of a ' variety of complications tor the participants of the neighborhood Organizing Committee, R. Barbon, F. Ciatti, P. Rafanelli and myself. If, organlzationwise, the colloquium was once winning, this can be really as a result beneficiant efforts of my colleagues of the SOC and to the effective association of the Linta Park, the resort webhosting the meeting.
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1979a, Abh. B. B. B. , 1972, ESO Bulletin, lQ, p. M. , 1978, in Modern Techniques in Astronomical Photography, eds. M. , 1982, Astron. Astrophys. M. A. Dawe: Why do you not put on your calibration at the same time as the plate is exposed in the telescope? And a possible relevant rider - What is the average humidity at La Silla? M. West: To avoid the extensive vignetting that is introduced by the calibrators (sensitometers) in the telescope. With 5 degree centers for the survey. this would lead to parts of the sky not being covered by the Atlas.
Nonetheless, many, and these very important, surveys have been undertaken with objective prisms which continue to excite and illuminate our research efforts. Some of the earlier papers which review progress and problems in objective prism survey work are listed in Table 1; I also commend to 37 M. ), Astronomy with Schmidt-Type Telescopes, 37-52. © 1984 by D. Reidel Publishing Company. M. F. McCARTHY 38 your attention the Symposia and Colloquia sponsored by the IAU et ale for example at Saltsjobaden (1964), Cordova (1971), Lausanne-Geneva (1975), Washington (1977), Vatican City (1978) and most recently in Toronto (1983).
In order to benefit from the improved plateholder design, it became necessary to install a TV guiding system in the main tube, just off the plateholder. It is mounted on the plateholder unit to assure absolute stiffness between the photographic plate and the crosswire of the offset guider. As it is mounted inside the camera tube, it uses about 70% of the aperture and thus has an effective diameter of 84 cm. The guide probe and cross-wire are projected on a TV camera with an EBS tube and a window diameter of 40 mm.