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In a never-before-attempted operation, a 500,000 telescope is set to be moved from its current home at the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge University to the Spaceguard Centre in Knighton.
The Schmidt telescope, which will be the biggest telescope in Wales, measuring in at 13-feet-long and over 20-feet-high, was being moved on Friday, June 19.


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A seven tonne telescope is making its way from Cambridge to its new home in Knighton, Powys. The Spaceguard observatory looks for asteroids that could potentially collide with Earth.

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A telescope worth 500,000 which will monitor the threat posed by asteroids to earth is being delivered to an observatory in Powys.
The Spaceguard Centre, in Knighton, has been given the Schmidt camera free of charge by the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge University.
It will be used to spot near earth objects and then track them.

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An observatory which monitors the potential threat to earth from asteroids has launched a campaign to raise money to install a new telescope.
The Spaceguard Centre in Knighton, Powys, has been offered the telescope free of charge by the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge.
It would mean the centre could hunt for near earth objects as well as tracking them once they have been discovered.
The cost to install and house the device has been estimated at 54,000.

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