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1m F/8 Ritchey Chrétien with dual Nasmyth Foci, Cape Town (South Africa)

Another large telescope for the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). An 1m F/8 Alt-Az mounted Ritchey Chrétien for robotic use. It has dual Nasmyth Foci. The main telescopes used for research are located at the SAAO observing station (32°22.795’S 20°48,657’E) near Sutherland in the Northern Cape, a 4-hour drive from Cape Town.

First Light for SAAO’s new telescope

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APM GE-300 Direct Drive Mount, ATLAS Observatories, University of Hawaii

APM Professional Telescopes, together with its partner Lunt Engineering USA, delivered two APM GE-300 Direct Drive Mountings to the ATLAS Observatories on the Islands of Hawaii. At two observatories sites of the Institute for Astronomy (one on Haleakala, Maui, the other on Mauna Kea, Big Island), the heavy APM GE-300 mounting with a Linux OS based controller is set up as an equatorial pier version, each to carry a 0.5m Schmidt Telescope. These robotic telescopes will seach the night sky for dangerous asteroids.

ATLAS Observatories, University of Hawaii

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APM GE-300 Direct Drive Mount (Fork Version), Robotic Telescopes, Qatar Foundation

The Qatar Foundation instructed APM Professional Telescopes with the design, manufacture, assembly and onsite installation of three robotic astronomical observatories for Qatar Exoplanet Survey (QES). The first GE-300 Direct Drive Mount with a Windows OS based controller, carrying 8 telescopes for CCD imaging in a fork construction, is located in New Mexico (USA), two other telescope arrays will be delivered including 4.25m Astroshell Domes to the Teide (Teneriffa) and Urumqi (China).


1m Ritchey Chrétien, Muscat University (Oman)

The Muscat University of the Sultanat Oman ordered and got delivered from APM Telescopes in 2010 a 1m Alt-AZ Ritchey Chrétien telescope, which will be used on a movable trailer for observations in the Desert of Oman for teaching the stutents in astro physics.

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60cm Ritchey Chrétien, Oklahoma State University (USA)

This Telescope project was a cooperation between APM-Telescopes/Germany and Optical Guidance System, OGS (USA). It was delivered to the H.S. Mendenhall Observatory at Oklahoma State University in 2007. This is the largest telescope in the state Oklahoma.

Oklahoma State University, Physics Department


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50cm Ritchey Chrétien on DDM160, Provincia de San Juan (Argentina)

The telescope was installed for the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) and delivered primarily to the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Poland.


50cm Ritchey Chrétien on DDM160, Coonabarabran (Australia)

The telescope was installed for the Siding Spring Observatory in Australia and delivered primarily to the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Poland. Near the telescope lies the 3.9m diameter Anglo Australian Telescope (AAT).


50cm Ritchey Chrétiens on DDM160, Cape Town (South Africa)

The two telescopes were installed for the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) and delivered primarily to the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Poland. Near both telescopes lies the huge 9.8m diameter Southern African Large Telescope (SALT).

South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO)


1m Ritchey Chrétien, Sedona - Arizona (USA)

The telescope was installed in March 2012 the city of Sedona, Arizona.

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1.2m Prime Focus Wide Field Telescope, Ural State University Ekatarinburg (Russia)

The Astronomical Observatory of the Ural State University is located in the village of Sloboda Pervouralsk town, near the station Kourovka. The 1.2 meter telescope was purchased by the observatory of the Ural State university in 2009 within the limits of the innovative program for education development. The unique combination of a modern control system, high-quality optics of the telescope and the equipment allows to conduct researches and to educate experts in the astronomy, spectroscopy, ecological monitoring of the atmosphere and IT technology areas.

Astronomy Geo Sciences, Ural Federal University

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