8 August 2016 A control system of a mini survey facility for photometric monitoring
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We have built a control system for a mini survey facility dedicated to photometric monitoring of nearby bright (K<5) stars in the near-infrared region. The facility comprises a 4-m-diameter rotating dome and a small (30-mm aperture) wide-field (5 × 5 sq. deg. field of view) infrared (1.0–2.5 microns) camera on an equatorial fork mount, as well as power sources and other associated equipment. All the components other than the camera are controlled by microcomputerbased I/O boards that were developed in-house and are in many of the open-use instruments in our observatory. We present the specifications and configuration of the facility hardware, as well as the structure of its control software.
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Hironori Tsutsui, Hironori Tsutsui, Kenshi Yanagisawa, Kenshi Yanagisawa, Hideyuki Izumiura, Hideyuki Izumiura, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Takumi Hanaue, Takumi Hanaue, Yoshifusa Ita, Yoshifusa Ita, Takashi Ichikawa, Takashi Ichikawa, Takahiro Komiyama, Takahiro Komiyama, } "A control system of a mini survey facility for photometric monitoring", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 990663 (8 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233534; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233534
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