Wednesday, 26 January 2022
Telescope meets mount

On Monday 30 January 2017, the MeerLICHT telescope and counterweight were lifted into the observatory dome of the Radboud University, where the telescope and counterweight were connected to the telescope mount. Over the coming month, extensive testing will be performed including on-sky observations.

Publication Date:
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 - 10:00
Cooled counterweight under construction in Nijmegen

Work on the cooled counterweight of MeerLICHT is progressing very well at Radboud University in Nijmegen. The MeerLICHT electronics will be housed in the counterweight of the telescope where excess heat will be removed through a water cooling system.

Publication Date:
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 - 10:15
Telescope mount arrives in Nijmegen

The MeerLICHT telescope mount – produced by FORNAX in Hungary – has arrived in Nijmegen and was lifted into one of the observatory domes on 3 October 2016 for extensive testing, and integration with the MeerLICHT telescope.

Publication Date:
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 - 10:15
MeerLICHT first light

MeerLICHT achieved first light at ASTRON on 14 September 2016.

Publication Date:
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 - 10:30