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COATLI: an all-sky robotic optical imager with 0.3 arcsec image quality
Author(s): Alan M. Watson; Salvador Cuevas Cardona; Luis C. Alvarez Nuñez; Fernando Ángeles; Rosa L. Becerra-Godínez; Oscar Chapa; Alejandro S. Farah; Jorge Fuentes-Fernández; Liliana Figueroa; Rosalía Langarica Lebre; Fernando Quiróz; Carlos G. Román-Zúñiga; Jaime Ruíz-Diáz-Soto; Carlos Tejada; Silvio J. Tinoco
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Paper Abstract

COATLI will provide 0.3 arcsec FWHM images from 550 to 900 nm over a large fraction of the sky. It consists of a robotic 50-cm telescope with a diffraction-limited fast-guiding imager. Since the telescope is small, fast guiding will provide diffraction-limited image quality over a field of at least 1 arcmin and with coverage of a large fraction of the sky, even in relatively poor seeing. The COATLI telescope will be installed at the at the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional in Sierra San Pedro Mártir, México, during 2016 and the diffraction-limited imager will follow in 2017.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99085O (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233000
Show Author Affiliations
Alan M. Watson, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Salvador Cuevas Cardona, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Luis C. Alvarez Nuñez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Fernando Ángeles, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Rosa L. Becerra-Godínez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Oscar Chapa, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Alejandro S. Farah, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Jorge Fuentes-Fernández, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Liliana Figueroa, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Rosalía Langarica Lebre, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Fernando Quiróz, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Carlos G. Román-Zúñiga, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Jaime Ruíz-Diáz-Soto, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Carlos Tejada, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Silvio J. Tinoco, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9908:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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