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6 July 2018 Electronic control design of a two-channel imaging system of a 1.2-meter-aperture telescope
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The Astronomical Imaging System of a 1.2-meter-aperture Telescope is a multi-band imaging system with red and blue channels. The mass and structure of AGN central black hole are studied by observing the change of AGN spectral line. We designed an optical system with dual channels, changing the focal length ratio of telescope from f/8.429 to f/5 through the lens, and divide the optical path into red and blue channels through the beam splitter. The red waveband is 650nm1000nm and the blue waveband is 400nm-650nm. Each channel has a CCD camera. We set up focusing lens before the camera of blue channel to compensate the difference focusing length between red and blue channel after the red channel being focused by adjusting the telescope. For the realization of three groups of broadband photometry and twenty-four groups of narrowband photometry, an automatic filter wheel system is designed to switch the filter. At the same time, in order to reduce the influence of temperature drift of the filter, a constant temperature adjusting system for filter wheel box is carried out. In order to overcome the issue that the telescope itself does not have enough tracking accuracy, a guiding system for the imaging system is designed and implemented. Finally, we designed and implemented a multi-level software control system so that the users can remotely control the telescope.
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Jin-ting Chen, Hong-fei Zhang, Ming-hao Jia, Ya-qi Chen, Yi-ling Xu, Guang-yu Zhang, Yi Feng, Zhen-feng Sheng, Chen-wei Yang, Liang Xu, Yong-chao Ding, Liang Chang, and Jian Wang "Electronic control design of a two-channel imaging system of a 1.2-meter-aperture telescope", Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 107003B (6 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312381
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