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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 Observatoryview from the southeast


The gettysburg 16 reflector

The Gettysburg 16” Reflector

  • 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


Camera and filter box

Camera and Filter Box


Computer control from remote warm room software and hardware by ace

Computer Control from Remote Warm Room(software and Hardware by ACE)


Offset guider and tube cooling

Offset Guider and Tube Cooling


Sbig stv automatic guider

SBIG STV Automatic Guider


Auxiliary chilled water circulator for ccd

Auxiliary Chilled Water Circulator for CCD


Dome control and dome cooling

Dome Control and Dome Cooling


Warm room controls and hardware

Warm Room Controls and Hardware


Astronomer s view of the controls

Astronomer’s View of the Controls

DVD

VHS

Sidereal Time

Universal Time

Stereo/FM

Autoguider Display

Autoguider

CCD control

Telescope Control


Guider and ccd controls

Guider and CCD controls


Ccd and telescope controls

CCD and Telescope Controls


The ace telescope control screen

The ACE Telescope Control Screen


Observatory monitors and sidereal timebase

Observatory Monitors and Sidereal Timebase


Filter controller serial data input

Filter Controller (serial data input)


Observatory power control manual and computer controlled

Observatory Power Control(manual and computer controlled)


Observing aids phase predictor for eclipsing binary stars

Observing Aids: Phase predictor for eclipsing Binary Stars


Automatic image data logging

Automatic Image Data Logging


Observing projects

OBSERVING PROJECTS

  • 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


Photometry of eclipsing binaries and bright supernovas

Photometry of Eclipsing Binaries and Bright Supernovas


Extrasolar planet photometry

Extrasolar Planet Photometry


The gettysburg asteroid patrol search strategy

The Gettysburg Asteroid Patrol:Search Strategy


Software to blink and measure asteroids

Software to Blink and Measure Asteroids


The gettysburg asteroid patrol t shirt logo

The Gettysburg Asteroid Patrol T-Shirt Logo


A wider angle view of the gettysburg college observatory

A wider angle view of the Gettysburg College Observatory


October 2004 the bad news clark field opens

October, 2004: the bad newsClark Field opens…..


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