Caption: COLOR FROM B+W The three spectroscopic plates at en recorded with the UK Schmidt Telescope
on B, V, and R spectroscopic film were combined produce the color mage of the Rho Ophiuchi nebula complex below.
Lawrence, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, reported the discovery of a 17th magnitude comet on Apr 24.35, on CCD images taken with the 1.2m Oschin Schmidt telescope
at Palomar in the course of the NEAT programme.
The typical discovery story you'll read for galactic cirrus goes something like this: It was first noticed on glass plates taken with the 48-inch Schmidt telescope
at Palomar Observatory, one of the most productive telescopes of the modern age.
Gordon Garradd discovered comet C/2009P1 on 2009 August 13 using the Uppsala Southern Schmidt telescope
It was Robert McNaught calling: "Greg, I think I've found a comet." My sons and I walked to the 0.5-m Uppsala Southern Schmidt Telescope
where Robert was working, and we became the second, third, and fourth people in the world to see what would subsequently be called Comet C/2011 N2 (McNaught).
Historically, one way of achieving this had been the Schmidt camera design of telescope, invented by Bernard Schmidt in 1930 and notably adopted by the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Schmidt Telescope
used for the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey in 1949-'58.
To date, the only known mini-moon was the small asteroid 2006 RH120 Likely only 3 to 7 meters cross, this asteroidal fragment was discovered on September 14, 2006, with the Catalina Sky Survey's 0.68-meter Schmidt telescope
on Mount Bigelow in Arizona (S&T: July 2007, p.
Next in the afternoon session, Jay Tate described Project 'Drax'--how a disused Schmidt telescope
at Cambridge was being brought back to life at the Spaceguard Centre in the Welsh Marches in order to search for near-earth objects (NEOs)--asteroids and comets whose orbits come close to that of the Earth and which pose a potential impact hazard.
Malin became interested in a cometary globule called CG4 when photographs taken with the United Kingdom Schmidt Telescope
in Epping showed that the object appeared dramatically different depending on whether it was viewed through a red or a blue filter.
As with any Schmidt telescope
with its exposed corrector plate, the astrograph is prone to dewing.
On 2010 December 11.5, Steve Larson of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, observing with the 0.68m f/1.8 Schmidt telescope
of the Catalina Sky Survey, found that the minor planet (596) Scheila appeared to be exhibiting comet-like behaviour.
The Palomar observatory Sky Survey, conducted from 1949 to 1956 using the 48-inch Oschin Schmidt Telescope
, recorded stars as faint as 21st magnitude, along with countless deep-sky objects.