By L. Woltjer (auth.), Massimo Capaccioli (eds.)
The notion of retaining a colloquium on Schmidt telescopes (techniques and technological know-how) originated from the remark that, within the final ten years and even with the outstanding advancements and achievements during this box of astronomical study, there have been no particular chance for the specialists to satisfy jointly, make the purpose at the state-of-the-art, speak about and coordinate destiny plans. consequently, 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 style 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 companies are given in Prof. Rosino's 'Welcome to the individuals • The granting of this suggestion used to be the start of a ' variety of complications tor the individuals of the neighborhood Organizing Committee, R. Barbon, F. Ciatti, P. Rafanelli and myself. If, organlzationwise, the colloquium used to be winning, this can be really as a result of the beneficiant efforts of my colleagues of the SOC and to the effective association of the Linta Park, the inn internet hosting the meeting.
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Additional resources for Astronomy with Schmidt-Type Telescopes: Proceedings of the 78th Colloquium of the International Astronomical Union, Asiago, Italy, August 30–September 2, 1983
P. Kuiper and B. Middlehurst) Ch. 12, pp. , Ch. 1, pp. 1-26. Distribution of the Common Stars in the Galactic Plane Today we look at a mixed situation when we consider the Schmidt cameras in regular use for objective prism studies. Some Schmidt-type cameras have become inactive; some have been moved or are being moved to better sites. In the past decade we have all come to appreciate the importance of excellent seeing as a condition for superior quality OBJECTIVE PRISM SURVEYS 39 research with objective prisms.
These three factors together put very high demands on the optical and mechanical characteristics of the telescope, expressed through the need to achieve near perfect guiding over several hours. e. with good surface uniformity, little or no image distortion, the smallest possible stellar images and thereby deep limiting magnitudes. Dr. Andri Muller of ESO has made a great personal contribution to this aim, and I am very thankful to him for information about the various improvements. Further details can be found in various papers; Muller (1979a, 1979b, 1980, 1983).
This puts considerable strain upon the personnel. Without detailed and efficient preparations, it is not possible to maintain at an optimal level such a procedure. At the same time, it becomes quite clear that even minor technical problems may easily ruin a night I s observations or at least incur significant loss of observing time and astronomical information. M. WEST 4. PRODUCTION OF ATLASSES BASED ON SKY SURVEYS Since the mid-1950's, several hundred copies of the Palomar Observatory National Geographical Society Sky Survey (POSS) have been distributed in the form of atlas prints on-paper and on-glass.
Astronomy with Schmidt-Type Telescopes: Proceedings of the 78th Colloquium of the International Astronomical Union, Asiago, Italy, August 30–September 2, 1983 by L. Woltjer (auth.), Massimo Capaccioli (eds.)