50 cm Cassegrain Telescope

The dome building with 5.3 m diameter on top of the Institut für Astrophysik houses a modern Cassegrain reflecting telescope with 50 cm mirror diameter and 5 m focal length.

The telescope is remote-controlled from the astrophysics laboratory and is primarily used for education within the Bachelor and Master research lab courses in physics.

In addition, the telescope is used for public outreach of the faculty. Some amount of observing time is also dedicated to scientific projects at the institute as long as these do not require much larger telescopes, more sophisticated instruments, or optimum observing conditions.