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A Schmidt Camera is a specialised telescope for taking wide-field images. It is only
useable for photography and provides very sharp and detailed images of the sky.
Many discoveries have been made using Schmidt Cameras such as the BIG Schmidt
on Mt. Palomar for the Palomar Observatory
Sky Survey in 1950 or the Schmidt Cameras at ESO or the
Anglo Australian Observatory at Siding Springs.
Left side: my Schmidt Camera with guidescope mounted on a Vixen GP mount, during an oberving session of comet Hale-Bopp.