9-12 October 2018
Royal Observatory of Belgium
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BINA Telescopes

BINA Telescopes

Overview of the Indo-Belgian telescopes (top) and other telescopes of interest (bottom) within BINA.


Indo-Belgian Telescopes

DOT@ARIES = 3.6-m Devasthal Optical Telescope
location: Devasthal observatory (Devasthal, India)
operated by: Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (Nainital, India)
instruments: optical and near-infrared imaging, narrowband and broadband photometry, low-resolution spectroscopy

ILMT@ARIES = 4-m International Liquid Mirror Telescope
location: Devasthal observatory (Devasthal, India)
operated by: Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (Nainital, India)
instruments: CCD direct imaging


Other Telescopes Of Interest

2.34-m@VBO = 2.34-m Vainu Bappu Telescope
location: Vainu Bappu Observatory (Kavalur, India)
operated by: Indian Institute of Astrophysics (Bangalore, India)
instruments: imaging camera, medium resolution spectropolarimeter, medium resolution optometrics research spectrograph & high-resolution échelle spectrograph

2-m@HCT = 2-m Himalayan Chandra Telescope
location: Indian Astronomical Observatory (Leh, Ladakh, India)
operated by: Indian Institute of Astrophysics (Bangalore, India)
instruments: HFOSC (Himalaya Faint Object Spectrograph), near-IR imager, HESP (Hanle Echelle Spectrograph) & optical CCD imager

2-m@IUCAA = 2-m telescope
location: Girawali Observatory (Junnar, India)
operated by: Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (Pune, India)
instruments: IUCAA Faint Object Spectrograph and Camera (IFOSC) & Princeton Instruments CCD (PI-CCD)

1.3-m@ARIES = 1.3-m Robotic Telescope (Devasthal, India)
location: Devasthal observatory (Devasthal, India)
operated by: Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (Nainital, India)
instruments: AIMPOL (ARIES Imaging Polarimeter) & CCDs

1.2-m@PRL = 1.2-m Infrared Telescope
location: Mount Abu Observatory (Rajasthan, India)
operated by: Physical Research Laboratory (Ahmedabad, India)
instruments: NICMOS infrared camera and spectrograph, imaging Fabry-Perot spectrometer, high time resolution infrared photometer, optical polarimeter, fibre-linked grating spectrograph & high resolution optical spectrometer

1.04-m@ARIES = 1.04-m Sampurnanand telescope
location: ARIES observatory (Nainital, India)
operated by: Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (Nainital, India)
instruments: CCD, three-channel fast photometer & polarimeter

GMRT@NCRA-TIFR = Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope
location: GMRT Observatory (Khodad, India)
operated by: National Center for Radio Astrophysics (Pune, India) - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Mumbai, India)
instruments: 30 parabolic 45-m dishes spread over up to 25 km for radio interferometry

AstroSat = India's first dedicated multi-wavelength space observatory
location: 650-km, near-equatorial orbit (space)
operated by: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) - Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC; Bangalore, India)
instruments: Two 38-cm UltraViolet Imaging Telescopes (UVIT), Soft X-ray telescope (SXT), three co-aligned identical Large Area X-ray Proportional Counters (LAXPC), Cadmium Zinc Telluride Imager (CZTI), Scanning Sky Monitor (SSM) & Charged Particle Monitor (CPM)

1.2-m@RMO = 1.2-m Mercator telescope
location: Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain)
operated by: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Louvain, Belgium)
instruments: HERMES (high-resolution spectroscopy) & MAIA (3-channel fast photometer)
access: through Belgian collaborators from institutes in HERMES consortium (KU Leuven, ROB, ULB)

all@ESO = all telescopes of the European Southern Observatory
location: La Silla Observatory (Chile), Paranal Observatory (Chile), Llano de Chajnantor Observatory (Chile)
operated by: European Southern Observatory (Garching, Germany)
access: through Belgium

6.0-m@SAO = 6.0-m Большой Телескоп Альтазимутальный (BTA)
location: Special Astrophysical Observatory (Zelenchuksky District, Russia)
instruments: main stellar spectrograph, nasmyth échelle spectrometer, digital speckle interferometer, spectral camera with optical reducer for photometric and interferometric observations, multi-mode spectrograph & multicolor panoramic photometer-polarimeter)
access: through bilateral programme between India and Russia

all@SAAO = all telescopes of the South African Astronomical Observatory
location: South African Astronomical Observatory (Sutherland, South Africa)
operated by: South African Astronomical Observatory (Cape Town, South Africa)
access: through bilateral programme between India and South Africa