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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 withit.

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

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
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

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
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