9 August 2016 The Fly's Eye camera system: new results with an autonomously observing telescope
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The Fly's Eye camera system is a multiple-passband full-sky surveying instrument employing 19 wide-field cameras in a mosaic arrangement on a spherical frame. The cameras equipped with fast focal ratio lenses and Sloan filters. The cameras are supported by single mount while the sidereal tracking, i.e. the compensation for the apparent celestial rotation is performed by a hexapod mount. As discussed in our earlier design-related publications, this tracking is unavoidable when considering 0:3 gigapixel imaging, a field-of-view diameter of 120° and exposure times around a few minutes. With this camera system we intend to perform time-domain astronomy and observe several kind of astronomical phenomena based on variability.
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L. Mészáros, A. Pal, A. Jaskó, G. Csépány, Gy. Mező, K. Vida, K. Oláh, "The Fly's Eye camera system: new results with an autonomously observing telescope", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99085T (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233586; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233586
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