Canada, EUREKA station, Ellesmere Island
In August 2010 Baader Planetarium erected a deep temperature professional 3.2 meter dome, together with an AZ 2000 AltAz-mount with thermocover on the order of Dalhousie University Halifax (Dept. of Physics and Atmospheric Research) and University of Toronto/Canada suitable for star-photometric research in the high Arctic region.
The location is on Ellesmere Island at 80° North latitude. The EUREKA-station is world´s northermost permanently manned civil point of research. From here it is approx 1000km to the North Pole. Accordingly temperatures in the Arctic winter will drop to – 56°C which requires highly sophisticated technical solutions for the whole installation and especially for all electric drives and electronics.
10Micron AZ2000 Special Mount for very low temperature environment.
Dalhousie and Toronto University
EUREKA station, Ellesmere island, Canada