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A control system of a mini survey facility for photometric monitoring
Author(s): Hironori Tsutsui; Kenshi Yanagisawa; Hideyuki Izumiura; Yasuhiro Shimizu; Takumi Hanaue; Yoshifusa Ita; Takashi Ichikawa; Takahiro Komiyama
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Paper Abstract

We have built a control system for a mini survey facility dedicated to photometric monitoring of nearby bright (K<5) stars in the near-infrared region. The facility comprises a 4-m-diameter rotating dome and a small (30-mm aperture) wide-field (5 × 5 sq. deg. field of view) infrared (1.0–2.5 microns) camera on an equatorial fork mount, as well as power sources and other associated equipment. All the components other than the camera are controlled by microcomputerbased I/O boards that were developed in-house and are in many of the open-use instruments in our observatory. We present the specifications and configuration of the facility hardware, as well as the structure of its control software.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2016
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 990663 (8 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233534
Show Author Affiliations
Hironori Tsutsui, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Kenshi Yanagisawa, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Hideyuki Izumiura, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Yasuhiro Shimizu, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Takumi Hanaue, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Yoshifusa Ita, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Takashi Ichikawa, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Takahiro Komiyama, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9906:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
Helen J. Hall; Roberto Gilmozzi; Heather K. Marshall, Editor(s)

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