13 December 2002 Robotic telescope network of Centro de Astrobiologia
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This paper describes the configuration of the observational stations belonging to the RETRO (REd de Telescopios ROboticos) network of robotic telescopes, operated by Centro de Astrobiologia. This network is composed, at the moment, by two 50 cm plus one 40 cm robotic telescopes installed in remote observatories (several hundred km away from each other), that operate autonomously without real-­time human supervision. This project is devoted to the applications of astrometric and photometric astronomical observations with robotic telescopes for systematic research in fields relevant to astrobiology: photometric detection of extrasolar planets, photometric follow­-up of solar­-type stars, and astrometry of near­-Earth objects (NEOs). To this purpose, the telescopes are equipped with CCD cameras for direct imaging, and photometric wide and medium-­band filters.
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Jose A. Rodriguez-Manfredi, David Galadi-Enriquez, Eduardo Sebastian-Martinez, "Robotic telescope network of Centro de Astrobiologia", Proc. SPIE 4848, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software II, (13 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461322; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.461322
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