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TRAPPIST Set-up -That's what I want!!!


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In the September Issue of the ESO Messenger, there's a detailed write up on the TRAPPIST 60cm f8 telescope used for exo-planet research as well as specialised filter images of comets etc.

Their website is worthwhile visiting:

Equipment

The ASTELCO New Technology mount, NTM-500 is quoted as "zero PE"

http://www.astelco.com/products/ntm/ntm.htm

No guiding!

4 min exposures.....

I want one!

Edited by Merlin66
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What, no monks and monasteries?

There's an NTM-500 in Nelson, NZ, being used for GRB observations. Talk about fast target acquisition! The direct drive tech is just amazing. As you said, no PE, no guiding...

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