Turkey to built its biggest telescope

Turkey's biggest telescope will be built inside an observatory in the northwestern province of Canakkale.

Turkey to built its biggest telescope
Turkey's biggest telescope will be built inside an observatory in the northwestern province of Canakkale.

In an interview with A.A, Prof. Osman Demircan, director of Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU) Observatory, said on Friday that his university had recently ordered a telescope with a 122-cm radius from a German manufacturer.

Demircan said the telescope would cost 1 million TL (1 USD equals 1.7 TL) and it would be the biggest telescope in Turkey.

"All the universities in Marmara region will have the opportunity to use this telescope. We are expecting numerous scientists from Istanbul to come to our observatory," Demircan said.

Demircan also said that the telescope would be brought to Turkey in May the latest.

"The bigger the radius of a telescope is, the deeper points of the universe can be watched with it," said Demircan, adding that astro-physical studies in Turkey would improve remarkably thanks to COMU's new telescope.

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