The major device at the NAO is the 2-meter Ritchey-Chretien-Coude telescope with a modern light detector – a CCD camera. This is the largest telescope in Southeast Europe. It is used to observe different types of stars, star clusters, nebulas, galaxies, planets, asteroids, and comets. Because of the universal optic system of the telescope, besides […]
The telescope is of the Cassegrain type and works with an electrophotometer to receive the light radiated by objects in the sky. It is used to research variable stars mainly, as well as for observation with the purpose of determining the physical characteristics of asteroids. Sometimes observations are made simultaneously with the 2-meter telescope.
One of the smaller telescopes is a wide-angle Schmidt telescope with a large field of view. It is used for observations of galaxies, asteroids, comets and exploding stars. It has been rigged with a modern CCD camera as a result of a joint Bulgarian-Macedonian project. It was used for the first systematic observations at the […]
This telescope is mounted in the astronomic tower that has been especially built at the Rozhen NAO. In fact, there are two solar telescopes working together – a coronagraph and a spectral observation telescope. The 15-centimeter solar telescope-coronagraph is used to observe solar prominences. This will allow the development of physical models to interpret the […]