The Wisconsin APT - The first robotic telescope

Code, Arthur D. (1992) The Wisconsin APT - The first robotic telescope. In: ASP Conference Series: Robotic telescopes in the 1990s, 22-24 June, 1991, University of Wyoming, Laramie,.


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Around 1965 a small, computer controlled telescope was put into operation at the University of Wisconsin Pine Bluff Observatory in order to provide for real-time evaluation of extinction coefficients. This instrument represented a 'spinoff' from the space program being actively pursued at Wisconsin at that time. The telescope could operate automatically from night to night without the need for human input, and it could carry out the basic logical decisions required for such an operation. It is the purpose of this paper to describe the history and functional performance of our early robotic telescope.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2017 05:39
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2018 03:19

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