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INSTRUMENTATION AT THE GETTYSBURG OBSERVATORY….And what to do with it. American Astronomical Society 205 th meeting, San Diego, Jan 13, 2005. Gettysburg College Observatory view from the southeast. The Gettysburg 16” Reflector. F/11 0.4 m Mfr. Ealing, 1968 Upgrade by ACE, Tucson, 1996

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Instrumentation at the gettysburg observatory and what to do with it

INSTRUMENTATION AT THE GETTYSBURG OBSERVATORY….And what to do withit.

American Astronomical Society 205th meeting, San Diego, Jan 13, 2005


Gettysburg college observatory view from the southeast
Gettysburg College Observatory do withview from the southeast


The gettysburg 16 reflector
The Gettysburg 16” Reflector do with

  • F/11 0.4 m

  • Mfr. Ealing, 1968

  • Upgrade by ACE, Tucson, 1996

  • Camera: Photometrics 350; TE Cooled; High Speed readout

  • Chip: SiTE 003B 1024 x 1024 pixels

  • ACE 2-wheel filter box; 16 slots

  • STV-Offset Guider



Computer control from remote warm room software and hardware by ace
Computer Control from Remote Warm Room do with(software and Hardware by ACE)







Astronomer s view of the controls
Astronomer’s View of the Controls do with

DVD

VHS

Sidereal Time

Universal Time

Stereo/FM

Autoguider Display

Autoguider

CCD control

Telescope Control







Observatory power control manual and computer controlled
Observatory Power Control do with(manual and computer controlled)




Observing projects
OBSERVING PROJECTS do with

  • FACULTY-STUDENT RESEARCH

    • Astrometry of critical list asteroids

    • Photometry of Eclipsing Binary Stars --- collaboration with G. Torres, et al, CFA

    • Target of Opportunity Light curves of bright supernova

    • Transits of Extrasolar Planets

  • ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB EXERCISES

    • CCD photometry of short period variables (δ Scuti, SX Phe)

    • Astrometry of bright asteroids




The gettysburg asteroid patrol search strategy
The Gettysburg Asteroid Patrol: do withSearch Strategy





October 2004 the bad news clark field opens
October, 2004: the bad news do withClark Field opens…..


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