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50-cm Telescope for Public Outreach

50-cm Telescope for Public Outreach

With the 50-cm Telescope for Public Outreach setting at the Mitaka campus of NAOJ, the regular stargazing parties for public has been held since April in 1996. The parties are held twice a month, at the night of the Friday before the second Saturday and the fourth Saturday.

NAOJ Mitaka Star Party Web Site

About

50-cm Reflector Telescope
Aperture50 cm
Focal length603 cm
MountEquatorial fork mount
Dome
SizeDiameter 4.75 m, Height 4.9 m
Brief history
1994
(Heisei era 6)
Completion
1996
(Heisei era 8)
Started star-gazing party
1999
(Heisei era 11)
Moved to current place