11 July 2016 DAG: a new observatory and a prospective observing site for other potential telescopes
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DAG (Eastern Anatolia Observatory is read as “Doğu Anadolu Gözlemevi” in Turkish) is the newest and largest observatory of Turkey, constructed at an altitude of 3150 m in Konaklı/Erzurum provenience, with an optical and nearinfrared telescope (4 m in diameter) and its robust observing site infrastructure. This national project consists of three main phases: DAG (Telescope, Enclosure, Buildings and Infrastructures), FPI (Focal Plane Instruments and Adaptive Optics) and MCP (Mirror Coating Plant). All these three phases are supported by the Ministry of Development of Turkey and funding is awarded to Atatürk University. Telescope, enclosure and building tenders were completed in 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively. The final design of telescope, enclosure and building and almost all main infrastructure components of DAG site have been completed; mainly: road work, geological and atmospheric surveys, electric and fiber cabling, water line, generator system, cable car to summit. This poster explains recent developments of DAG project and talks about the future possible collaborations for various telescopes which can be constructed at the site.
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Cahit Yeşilyaprak, Sinan K. Yerli, Onur Keskin, B. Bülent Güçsav, "DAG: a new observatory and a prospective observing site for other potential telescopes", Proc. SPIE 9910, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI, 99102U (11 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234383; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2234383
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