Positioned in the metropolis of Erzurum and The Eastern Anatolia Observatory, constructed at a top of 3 thousand 170 meters, shall be Turkey’s eye in house.
The observatory, which was supported inside the scope of the New Era College Transformation Challenge inside the physique of Atatürk College Astrophysics Analysis and Utility Middle (ATASAM) and began to be in-built 2012 in Konaklı Karakaya Hills, will get its telescope.
BROUGHT FROM ITALY TO TURKEY
The telescope of the observatory, which is amongst Turkey’s 2023 imaginative and prescient initiatives and has an optical system with extra certified and featured gear in contrast to its counterparts in the world, was in-built Italy for 4 years. It was delivered to Kocaeli Gebze Customs Directorate.
GOING TO ERZURUM BY LAND
DAG telescope weighing about 100 tons, which was set off for Erzurum on February 22, following the official procedures at Kocaeli Gebze Customs Directorate, is transported in elements by a 6-truck convoy.
The telescope, which was carried beneath particular circumstances, is scheduled to arrive at Atatürk College on Friday, February 26, relying on highway and climate circumstances.
Right here, the telescope to be protected in personal hangars; 95 % of the infrastructure, constructing and dome development shall be carried to the observatory, which has been accomplished, in elements at the starting of June, considering the weather conditions.
ATASAM Supervisor and DAG Challenge Coordinator Prof. Dr. Cahit Yeşilyaprak stated that regardless of the difficulties skilled due to the epidemic, the telescope was introduced to Turkey consequently of intense efforts.
Yeşilyaprak acknowledged that the telescope, which ought to be transported with care, shall be moved to the observatory when the snow-covered highway opens in the direction of the summer time months. “The telescope shall be beneath particular safety in the hangars for some time. We’ll take it up steadily in June. Then the set up will start.
“MIRROR WILL COME AT THE END OF JUNE”
Regardless of the pandemic, we have been in a position to deliver the telescope to the nation. It took some effort, nevertheless it was price it. Solely our mirror made in Russia remained exterior. After we deliver it in by the finish of June, we are going to now do the full set up and the small jobs which might be lacking.
“FIRST LIGHT AT THE END OF THE YEAR”
As quickly as the highway is constructed, we are going to carry our mirror up. If nothing goes unsuitable due to the environment and different elements, we are going to get the first gentle in the direction of the finish of the 12 months.” he stated.
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