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The 6m-telescope

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The dome of the 6m-telescope

After the building of the 5m-telescope at Mount Palomar in the USA, the Soviet Union would like to build a larger telescope. The 6m-telescope started observing in 1974 at the Zelenchuk observatory, on mount Pastoukhov in Caucasus at 2000 meters above the sea level. 


The difficulties to polish such a mirror and the choice of a site not favorable to good astronomical images did not allow the telescope to provide the best data.