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Optical Engineering

Automated Stargazing
Author(s): Helen E. Gustafson
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Paper Abstract

The U. S. Naval Observatory is now in the process of constructing a 60" reflecting telescope at their site near Flagstaff, Arizona. The name of this instrument is the 60" Astrometric Reflector, and all aspects of its design and construction are directed toward very high accuracy and long-term stability. The special problem for which the Naval Observatory will use this telescope is the study of stars called Red Dwarfs, White Dwarfs, and Sub-Dwarfs. The physical characteristics of these stars differ from stars of the solar type.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1964
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 2(3) 020393 doi: 10.1117/12.7971272
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 2, Issue 3
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Helen E. Gustafson, Nuclear Research Instruments (United States)

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