Astronomy Letters

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 194–204 | Cite as

The SCORPIO universal focal reducer of the 6-m telescope

  • V. L. Afanasiev
  • A. V. Moiseev


We describe the SCORPIO focal reducer that has been used since the fall of 2000 for observations on the 6-m Special Astrophysical Observatory telescope. We give parameters of the instrument in various observing modes (direct imaging, long-slit and multislit spectroscopy, spectropolarimetry, Fabry-Perot panoramic spectroscopy). Observations of various astronomical objects are used as examples to demonstrate the SCORPIO capabilities.

Key words

astronomical observing techniques devices and instruments 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. L. Afanasiev
    • 1
  • A. V. Moiseev
    • 1
  1. 1.Special Astrophysical ObservatoryRussian Academy of SciencesKarachai-Cherkessian RepublicRussia

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