10 July 2008 New robotic telescopes by Halfmann-Teleskoptechnik GmbH and Tuparev Technologies Inc.
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We will present aspects of the installation, commissioning, software development, and early operation of several new robotic telescopes: 1) the 1.2-m MONET/South telescope at Sutherland/ZA, the second Halfmann telescope for the MONET telescope network (the other telescope has been in operation at McDonald Observatory in Texas since early 2006); 2) a siderostat for a 0.5-m vacuum tower telescope for the new physics building of the Georg-August-Universitat Göttingen; and 3) new developments for smaller (down to 0.5m) aperture telescopes. Special emphasis will be given to drive technology: using torque motors we adjust maximum slewing speeds of 10°/sec as standard. Although sufficient for most projects we are investigating even faster slewing speeds.
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Karsten Bischoff, Karsten Bischoff, Frederic V. Hessman, Frederic V. Hessman, Georg Tuparev, Georg Tuparev, Ekatarina Atanasova, Ekatarina Atanasova, Peter Pessev, Peter Pessev, "New robotic telescopes by Halfmann-Teleskoptechnik GmbH and Tuparev Technologies Inc.", Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70122X (10 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788920; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.788920


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