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The Anglo-Australian Telescope control console

Date created: 1983-06-20

Tags: AAT, Console, Control Room

The Telescope control console, as it was in 1983. the AAT was the first large telescope designed to be controled and drive under computer control, and this allowed many new and unique observations to be made. This image shows the part of the console that deals mainly telescope pointing and tracking and dome control, while one of the screens monitors the instrument in operation.

Credit: David Malin

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