New Robotic Telescopes by Halfmann-Teleskoptechnik GmbH and Tuparev Technologies Inc.

Bischoff, Karsten and Hessman, Frederic V. and Tuparev, Georg and Atanasova, Ekatarina and Pessev, Peter (2008) New Robotic Telescopes by Halfmann-Teleskoptechnik GmbH and Tuparev Technologies Inc. In: Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II. Proc. of SPIE.

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Abstract

We will present aspects of the installation, commissioning, software development, and early operation of several new robotic telescopes: 1) the 1.2-m MONET/South telescope at Sutherland/ZA, the second Halfmann telescope for the MONET telescope network (the other telescope has been in operation at McDonald Observatory in Texas since early 2006); 2) a siderostat for a 0.5-m vacuum tower telescope for the new physics building of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen; and 3) new developments for smaller (down to 0.5m) aperture telescopes. Special emphasis will be given to drive technology: using torque motors we adjust maximum slewing speeds of 10°/sec as standard. Although sufficient for most projects we are investigating even faster slewing speeds.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 05:41
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:10
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/797

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