It was sometimes suggested that with the Palomar 200-inch the limit of size had been reached, and that the advantages of any larger telescope would be more than cancelled out by increased problems of atmospheric turbulence. Certainly the next giant instrument was not a success. In 1976 the Russians set up a 236-inch reflector at Mount Pastukhov, in the Caucasus region, and great things were expected of it.
KeywordsCrimean Astrophysical Observatory Caucasus Region Solar Telescope Large Telescope Light Pollution
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