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20/07/2018

ZEISS Installs Full-Dome Video System In Granada

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ZEISS has installed two new VELVET projectors to replace an older full-dome system in the Granada planetarium, Spain.

The computer technology and software were also completely renewed.

"The new technology ensures that the planetarium, which was built over 20 years ago, once again meets modern presentation standards and keeps pace with technological and scientific advances in astronomy," said Martin Kraus, head of the ZEISS planetarium division.

The projectors, which were designed and produced specially for planetariums and simulators by ZEISS, boast the world's highest contrast and achieve an absolute black background. This is a particular requirement in planetariums that put on a host of astronomical presentations.

Since its opening in 1995, the planetarium with a dome diameter of 10 meters has been equipped with a ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP3 planetarium projector, which is still in use. The coupled system enables even more realistic and radiant planetarium shows than previously possible. While the optomechanical star projector makes the sky shine with natural brilliance, the new digital projection system supplements the programs with a wide diversity of didactic presentations and colourful astronomical objects.

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