The observatory is used to determine atmospheric transmission by means of stellar spectroscopy. This is important for the energy determination of gamma quanta, which are indirectly detected with the imaging Cherenkov telescopes MAGIC (wwwmagic.mpp.mpg.de). floatyes
 

Note from Baader Planetarium:

Baader 2.3m AllSky-Dome

Worlds only COTS-Turnkey-Clamshell-dome for space surveillance purposes that is fully operational within an hour after arrival

Shipping a dome is voluminous and commonly it takes several days/weeks for final assembly. This dome is made to fit into a truck, with all mechanics, electronics, autonomous weather sensors, PC-connection, uninterrupted power supply fully assembled. Just twelve anchor bolts need to be drilled into a prepared concrete slab of 200 cm diameter. Hook up your PC and the dome is ready to go 24/7 – for a lifetime.

We do recommend and invite customers to visit us for the final acceptance test (FAT) prior to shipping the dome, so that all dome functions have been checked, all software is discussed and ready to work, w/o skilled technical personal required on site.