HCT 20

The 2-m aperture Himalayan Chandra Telescope (HCT) is one of the world's highest altitude ground-based Optical and Infrared telescopes of the 20th millennium at Hanle-Ladakh. Situated at an altitude of 4500 meters above the sea level, Hanle-Ladakh is counted in the world's best high altitude astronomical sites. The 2-m HCT saw first light on the night of September 26, 2000. To commemorate twenty years of this event a two-day scientific meeting is being organized from September 29 - 30, 2020. For more details visit HCT 20 website.

The First Light observations of 2-M HCT witnessed by Prof. Yashpal and other IIA Scientits with 2-M HCT.
The First-Light comatic image of Star B Cassiopeiae observed with 2-M Himalayan Chandra Telescope in the night of 26/27 Sept. 2000.