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-Parsons.
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.
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Calar Alto Schmidt Teleskop

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

2017 SZ20 = YSBBC7A (Oct. 1.61 UT) [see MPEC 2017-T8]
2017 SX17 = YSBC713 (Sept. 29.93 UT) [see MPEC 2017-S214]
2017 SH10 = P10Dkfo (Sept. 22.69 UT) [see MPEC 2017-S101]
COMET P/2010 P4 = 2017 S1 (WISE) (2017 Sept. 20) see MPEC 2017-S90 ; CBET 4429 – Recovery
2017 SP2 = YS174DB (Sept. 20.08 UT) [see MPEC 2017-S83]
2017 RX1 = A103Ple (Sept. 14.10 UT) [see MPEC 2017-R56]
2017 RW1 = P10CXIA (Sept. 14.09 UT) [see MPEC 2017-R55]
2017 QR1 = P10CvTH (Aug. 20.10 UT) [see MPEC 2017-Q53]
2017 QT1 = P10CwAs (Aug. 20.09 UT) [see MPEC 2017-Q55]
2017 QN = P10CrXw (Aug. 18.93 UT) [see MPEC 2017-Q37]
2017 PY26 = A103nTg (Aug. 18.91 UT) [see MPEC 2017-Q43]
2017 QB = A103rPg (Aug. 17.73 UT) [see MPEC 2017-Q22]
2017 OP1 = OG14495 (July 25.73 UT) [see MPEC 2017-O51] – observation from collaborator M. Micheli
2014 QE365  (July 22.02 UT) [see MPEC 2017-O28] – Recovery – observation from collaborators C. Avdellidou, M. Micheli, M. Delbo‘
Comet C/2017 M5 (TOTAS) = OG14001 (July 1.61 UT) [see MPEC 2017-N25];  CBET 4410
2017 MV7 = A102O8V (July 1.19 UT) [see MPEC 2017-N18]
2017 MM7 = YM9FDC9 (July 1.16 UT) [see MPEC 2017-N20]
COMET C/2017 M4 (ATLAS) = A102KOU (June 23.65 UT) [see MPEC 2017-M45] ; CBET 4408
2017 MJ = YM9EFAE (June 21.10 UT) [see MPEC 2017-M34]
2017 MH = YM9ECD8 (June 21.10 UT) [see MPEC 2017-M33]
2017 LG1 = YL9E1A8 (June 17.05 UT) [see MPEC 2017-M4]
2017 HU49 = YH84B17 (May 2.14 UT) [see MPEC 2017-J27]
2017 HH2 = P10ATD9 (Apr. 22.97 UT) [see MPEC 2017-H46]
2017 GH4 = P10AF1T (Apr. 4.74 UT) [see MPEC 2017-G38]
2017 FT128 = YFA8360 (Apr. 2.79 UT) [see MPEC 2017-G22]
2017 FR128 = YFA7F76 (Apr. 2.78 UT) [see MPEC 2017-G19]
2017 FQ128 = YFA7C9E (Apr. 2.78 UT) [see MPEC 2017-G18]
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