Calar Alto Schmidt

Within the framework of the „Space Situational Awareness Programme“ of the  European Space Agency (ESA) I have the possibility to use since December 2016 remote controlled the Schmidt Telescope (formerly known as Großer-Hamburger-Schmidt) at Calar Alto, Spain. The Telescope is provided for observations of Near Earth Objects to predict impacts of asteroids. The Calar Alto Observatory is operated jointly by the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (MPIA) in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC) in Granada, Spain.

Calar Alto Schmidt Teleskop, ehemals „Großer Hamburger Schmidtspiegel“:
Korrektionsplatte (Material UBK 7) Ø = 0.8 m

Spiegel (Material ZK 7) Ø = 1.2 m
Krümmungsradius 5 m

Brennweite 2.4 m    f/3
Baujahr 1954.
Hersteller Carl Zeiss Jena, Deutschland.
Neue Montierung für Calar Alto ab 1975 von der Fa. Grubb-Parson.
Seit 2016 Betrieb mit Digitalkamera SBIG ST-10XME, damit ein Gesichtsfeld von 21.3’x14.3′.
Historisches findet man hier und im Buch „Sterne über Hamburg“ von Jochen Schramm sowie bei Birkle, Belleman, Elsässer 1994.
.

Calar Alto Schmidt Teleskop

Observations and MPECs with Calar Alto Schmidt (IAU-Observatory Code Z84)

2017 FU101 = YFA4E47 (Mar. 29.09 UT) [see MPEC 2017-F181]
2017 FZ64 = YF9A829 (Mar. 24.85 UT) [see MPEC 2017-F114]
2017 FR63 = YF9A665 (Mar. 23.69 UT) [see MPEC 2017-F92]
2017 FX = P10A2wv (Mar. 20.79 UT) [see MPEC 2017-F32]
2017 FU = YF8EBA4 (Mar. 19.58 UT) [see MPEC 2017-F25]
2017 FK = YF8E95A (Mar. 18.64 UT) [see MPEC 2017-F16]
2017 DB109 = LM076C1 (Mar. 1.63 UT) [see MPEC 2017-E13]
2017 DA38 = YD1ED92 (Feb. 28.75 UT) [see MPEC 2017-D104]
2017 DY37 = YDBF763 (Feb. 28.72 UT) [see MPEC 2017-D103]
2017 DX37 = YDBF5A1 (Feb. 28.72 UT) [see MPEC 2017-D102]
Comet C/2017 C2 = P10zmst (Feb. 19.68 UT) [see MPEC 2017-D22] ; CBET 4362: COMET C/2017 C2 (PANSTARRS)
2017 CW32 = YCAD73A (Feb. 19.65 UT)
2017 DF = YDB603A (Feb. 18.20 UT) [see MPEC 2017-D16]
2017 DB = YDB5CA2 (Feb. 18.20 UT) [see MPEC 2017-D17]
2017 DC = YDB5C97 (Feb. 18.20 UT) [see MPEC 2017-D13]
2017 DE = A101RQv (Feb. 18.20 UT) [see MPEC 2017-D15]
2017 BS93 = YBA3CB8 (Feb. 3.08 UT) [see MPEC 2017-C25]
2017 BN92 = JAX505 (Feb. 1.84 UT) [see MPEC 2017-C15]
2017 BL92 = YBA20B3
2017 BJ92 = YBA2044 (Feb. 1.52 UT) [see MPEC 2017-C11]
2017 BK92 = YBA2043 (Feb. 1.51 UT) [see MPEC 2017-C12]
2017 BR32 = YBA25D4 (Jan. 31.52 UT) [see MPEC 2017-B158]
2017 BM32 = YBA068C (Jan. 31.50 UT) [see MPEC 2017-B153]
2017 BL32 = YBA0644 (Jan. 31.50 UT) [see MPEC 2017-B152]
2017 BZ5 = A101I1d (Jan. 27.82 UT) [see MPEC 2017-B77]
2017 BS5 = A101IiK (Jan. 26.64 UT) [see MPEC 2017-B69]
2017 AA14 = YAC4033 (Jan. 9.69 UT) [see MPEC 2017-A70]
2017 AO13 = YA0C0C4 (Jan. 9.14 UT) [see MPEC 2017-A64]
2017 AK13 = YA8C4C5 (Jan. 8.91 UT) [see MPEC 2017-A61]
2017 AF13 = YA8B76B (Jan. 8.63 UT) [see MPEC 2017-A57] > Animation
2016 YB11 = XY85E13 (Jan. 1.94 UT) [see MPEC 2017-A6]
2012 YN1 = XY85F37 (Dec. 30.93 UT) [see MPEC 2016-Y90]  –  Recovery of ESA-OGS Discovery
2016 YT8 = XY84D80 (Dec. 30.66 UT) [see MPEC 2016-Y86– observation from collaborator Marco Micheli
2016 YC8 = XY84722 (Dec. 28.92 UT) [see MPEC 2016-Y74] – observation from collaborator Marco Micheli
2016 YM1 = P10yqp4 (Dec. 24.81 UT) [see MPEC 2016-Y46]
2016 XA24 = XXBA9FE (Dec. 19.02 UT) [see MPEC 2016-Y10]  > Animation
2016 XP23 = XXBA335 (Dec. 16.80 UT) [see MPEC 2016-Y4] > Animation
Minor Planet Ekrutt test frames on 2016-12-11 > Animation
Own Observatory Code for Calar Alto Schmidt on 2015-09-02 [see M.P.C. 95313]


submitted discovery candidates