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For the first time in 10 years, a unique Soviet telescope was launched



The ROT-54 / 2.6 has a hemispherical fixed mirror with a diameter of 54 meters and a movable focusing mirror with a diameter of 2.6 meters. The telescope has a high resolution when working with signals in several narrow wavelength ranges. It was built in 1985. In 2012, the project was stopped. The telescope needed an upgrade.

Now two tests were carried out on the instrument. During the first, the telescope recorded a daily survey of the sky in the radio range, and during the second, it observed a piece of the sky where the radio source in the constellation Cygnus is located.

After the checks, the scientists came to the conclusion that the ROT-54 / 2.6 can be used even in this state. Nevertheless, the scientific and technical complex of the Scientific Center of Aragats requires restoration. It is not yet clear whether the scientists will receive the necessary funds.

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