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Current Status of Lulin Observatory and of the One-Meter Telescope: Operation and Management. H. C. Lin & M. H. Chang Graduate Institute of Astronomy National Central University. LOT. Lulin One-meter Telescope (LOT) 2002/09 – Installation, Alignment 2002/10 ~12 – Test Observing

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Current status of lulin observatory and of the one meter telescope operation and management

Current Status of Lulin Observatory and of the One-Meter Telescope: Operation and Management

H. C. Lin & M. H. Chang

Graduate Institute of AstronomyNational Central University


Current status of lulin observatory and of the one meter telescope operation and management
LOT

  • Lulin One-meter Telescope (LOT)

  • 2002/09 – Installation, Alignment

  • 2002/10 ~12 – Test Observing

  • 2003/01 – Time Allocation


Current status of lulin observatory and of the one meter telescope operation and management
LOT

  • Cassegrain optics

  • Fork type equatorial mount

  • D=1,000mm f.l.=8,000mm

  • Fully Computer Control


Performance
Performance

  • Pointing~ 1’ RMS

  • Tracking (no guiding)~300sec

  • Limiting Mag. ~19 , Merr=0.1 (R-band, exptime=60sec)


Ngc1278 field ap8 ccd r band exp300s
NGC1278 field(AP8 ccd, R-band, exp300s )



Instrumentation
Instrumentation

  • CCD: AP-8/FLI IMG1024S (f.o.v.~10.6’x10.6’, 0.62” x 0.62”/pixel)

  • Filters: B/V/R/H-alpha/R Continuum

  • After April 2003…

  • New CCD: Princeton Instruments 1300B (f.o.v.~11’x11’, 0.52” x 0.52”/pixel)

  • New Filter Wheel: B/V/R/I/H-alpha/OIII/SII/R Continuum …14 filters


Test observation
Test Observation

  • Total Observing time~ 300hrs(2002/9-11)

  • Asteroid light curve

  • Asteroid discovery: Lulin1 (2002WT18)

  • X-ray binary, Open cluster, Supernovae

  • Engineering Time: Seeing condition, Pointing Model, Tracking, Guiding…


Lulin site
Lulin Site

  • Seeing ~1.39 ” ,best seeing<1.0” (1993)

  • Sky background: 21.22 mag/arcsec^2 (B-band),20.72 mag/arcsec^2 (V-band) (1994)


Time allocation
Time Allocation

  • TAC: 7 (NCUx5, NTHUx1, NCKUx1)

  • 4 TA/year: I(Jan.-Mar.), II(Apr.-Jun.), III(Jul.-Sep.), IV(Oct.-Dec.)

  • Observing Proposal Require (http://www.astro.ncu.edu.tw)


2003i ta
2003I TA

  • 1. X光新星中的Superhump現象與軌道週期之研究與高質量X-射線雙星的光學確認

  • 2. Low-mass X-ray Binary monitoring program

  • 3.X-ray binaries和Cataclysmic variables的光度曲線分析

  • 4. Photometric observations of Jovian Trojans

  • 5. The study of morphology in large size halos surrounding planetary nebulae

  • 6. Variability of Middle-Aged Open Clusters

  • 7. Photometric Monitoring of Galactic Open Clusters

  • 8. The Morphology and Environment of Seyfert Galaxies