17 September 2012 Automation of the OAN/SPM 1.5-meter Johnson telescope for operations with RATIR
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The Reionization And Transients Infra-Red (RATIR) camera is intended for robotic operation on the 1.5-meter Harold Johnson telescope of the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional on the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir, Baja California, Mexico. This paper describes the work we have carried out to successfully automate the telescope and prepare it for RATIR. One novelty is our use of real-time absolute astrometry from the finder telescopes to point and guide the main telescope.
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Alan M. Watson, Alan M. Watson, Michael G. Richer, Michael G. Richer, Joshua S. Bloom, Joshua S. Bloom, Nathaniel R. Butler, Nathaniel R. Butler, Urania Ceseña, Urania Ceseña, David Clark, David Clark, Enrique Colorado, Enrique Colorado, Antolín Córdova, Antolín Córdova, Alejandro Farah, Alejandro Farah, Lester Fox-Machado, Lester Fox-Machado, Ori D. Fox, Ori D. Fox, Benjamín García, Benjamín García, Leonid N. Georgiev, Leonid N. Georgiev, J. Jesús González, J. Jesús González, Gerardo Guisa, Gerardo Guisa, Leonel Gutiérrez, Leonel Gutiérrez, Joel Herrera, Joel Herrera, Christopher R. Klein, Christopher R. Klein, Alexander S. Kutyrev, Alexander S. Kutyrev, Francisco Lazo, Francisco Lazo, William H. Lee, William H. Lee, Eduardo López, Eduardo López, Esteban Luna, Esteban Luna, Benjamín Martínez, Benjamín Martínez, Francisco Murillo, Francisco Murillo, José Manuel Murillo, José Manuel Murillo, Juan Manuel Núñez, Juan Manuel Núñez, J. Xavier Prochaska, J. Xavier Prochaska, José Luís Ochoa, José Luís Ochoa, Fernando Quirós, Fernando Quirós, David A. Rapchun, David A. Rapchun, Carlos Román-Zúñiga, Carlos Román-Zúñiga, Gennady Valyavin, Gennady Valyavin, } "Automation of the OAN/SPM 1.5-meter Johnson telescope for operations with RATIR", Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84445L (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926927; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926927


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