Commissioning and development of remote operation capabilities of the Willard L. Eccles Telescope at the Frisco Peak Observatory

Springer, Wayne and Dawson, Kyle and Gondolo, Paolo and Ricketts, Paul and Ramsurd, Nicolas and Samarasingah, Upul (2011) Commissioning and development of remote operation capabilities of the Willard L. Eccles Telescope at the Frisco Peak Observatory. In: Telescopes from Afar,, 28 February - 3 March, 2011, Waikoloa Beach, Hawai'i.

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Abstract

The University of Utah completed construction of the Willard L. Eccles Observatory located on Frisco Peak near Milford, UT in October 2009. The observatory site is located on a prominent peak at an altitude of approximately 9600 feet in a region with minimal light pollution. The Frisco Peak site was chosen after careful consideration of many factors including climate, light pollution and available infrastructure. The facility houses a 32" telescope manufactured by DFM Engineering of Longmont, CO. Further development of remote operation capabilities is currently being undertaken. Monitoring of the weather and seeing conditions are being performed and confirm the excellent nature of the site for astronomical observations. The observatory facilities will be used for educational and public outreach activities as well as research projects. A description of the facility and its planned use will be provided.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2017 03:40
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:10
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/542

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