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The Fly's Eye camera system: new results with an autonomously observing telescope
Author(s): L. Mészáros; A. Pal; A. Jaskó; G. Csépány; Gy. Mező; K. Vida; K. Oláh
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Paper Abstract

The Fly's Eye camera system is a multiple-passband full-sky surveying instrument employing 19 wide-field cameras in a mosaic arrangement on a spherical frame. The cameras equipped with fast focal ratio lenses and Sloan filters. The cameras are supported by single mount while the sidereal tracking, i.e. the compensation for the apparent celestial rotation is performed by a hexapod mount. As discussed in our earlier design-related publications, this tracking is unavoidable when considering 0:3 gigapixel imaging, a field-of-view diameter of 120° and exposure times around a few minutes. With this camera system we intend to perform time-domain astronomy and observe several kind of astronomical phenomena based on variability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99085T (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233586
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L. Mészáros, MTA Research Ctr. for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (Hungary)
A. Pal, MTA Research Ctr. for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (Hungary)
Eötvös Loránd Univ. (Hungary)
A. Jaskó, MTA Research Ctr. for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (Hungary)
G. Csépány, MTA Research Ctr. for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (Hungary)
Gy. Mező, MTA Research Ctr. for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (Hungary)
K. Vida, MTA Research Ctr. for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (Hungary)
K. Oláh, MTA Research Ctr. for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (Hungary)


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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