Automatic Photometric Telescopes: Past and Future

Genet, Russell M. (2002) Automatic Photometric Telescopes: Past and Future. In: The Society for Astronomical Sciences 21st Annual Symposium on Telescope Science, held May 22-23, 2002, at Big Bear, CA. Society for Astronomical Sciences, pp. 61-66.


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A summary history of the development of automatic photoelectric telescopes (APTs) is given, with emphasis on how operational efficiency and high accuracy were achieved. The paper closes with a brief consideration of the future of such telescopes, especially NASA’s Kepler, a space-based APT.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 13 May 2017 10:33
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26

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