Category Archives: Optical camera for a 14-inch telescope in Namibia

update: Project delays

The project received substantial financial support from the University of Namibia Department of Physics which was used towards the purchase of a camera system for the telescope, as described in the project. The project team then invited experts from South Africa to help set-up the system after it had finally arrived in Namibia. During test […]

Overview of the project

Project leader: Michael Backes, Project location: Windhoek, Namibia Project description: This project is centered on purchasing an optical camera for the use with a 14-inch telescope in Windhoek, Namibia. Namibia is home to the world’s largest gamma-ray experiment, the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) project. Also, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope will partly […]