Short facts:

RoboTel is a smaller copy of the robotic telescope STELLA.  Its main use is as a test-bed for in-house developed telescope hardware as the weather in Potsdam makes routine science operation difficult.



  • Cassegrain system
  • 80 cm main mirror
  • total aperture ratio F/8.0
  • field of view with corrector 30 arcmin
  • mirror material Astro-Sitall
  • rotatable teriary mirror serves both Nasmyth foci
  • positioning speed 10°/s
  • installed in the Schwarzschild building at the AIP


[Documentation in German, March 27, 2009]





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