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    On Monday (26 April) a new 40-ton telescope was loaded aboard a ship in Hamburg to be transported to the European Southern Observatory (ESO) at La Silla, Chile.

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    On Monday (26 April) a new 40-ton telescope was loaded aboard a ship in Hamburg to be transported to the European Southern Observatory (ESO) at La Silla, Chile. The telescope is of the Schmidt type, originally invented by a Hamburg optician in 1932. This particular instrument was constructed under the supervision of Dr. Walter Strewinski over a period of 14 months, at a cost of 250,000 pounds sterling.

    ESO, with headquarters in Hamburg, is a joint enterprise of astronomers from Belgium, Denmark, France, Holland, Sweden, and West Germany. The telescope boasts a new oil hydraulic system and special ball bearings, which will drastically cut down on vibration. The instrument will be installed at the observatory at La Silla, north of Santiago, in the Andes Mountains. Astronomers there hope to begin conducting studies of the southern skies, with the new telescope, in September.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA55DKAPYSF5OMDQQYRTFMS50TV
    Media URN:
    VLVA55DKAPYSF5OMDQQYRTFMS50TV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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