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Photometric instrumentation for the Whole Earth Telescope and other projects
Author(s): R. Kalytis; R. Skipitis; V. Luja; D. Alisauskas; E. G. Meistas
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Paper Abstract

Some components of the photometric equipment, designed and made to use in high speed multichannel stellar photometry for the whole earth telescope (WET) and other astronomical programs, are described. Despite this special purpose, the described equipment could also be used for any kind of stellar photometry, especially for observations of variable stars. Small size and weight of the equipment make it suitable for observations in expeditionary conditions. An original solution of the step-motor feeding for the filter wheel rotation is presented, and the filter setting system FD 306 based on it is described and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, (21 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.269018
Show Author Affiliations
R. Kalytis, Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)
R. Skipitis, Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)
V. Luja, Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)
D. Alisauskas, Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)
E. G. Meistas, Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy (Lithuania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2871:
Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow
Arne L. Ardeberg, Editor(s)

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