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Automated observatory for multicolor active galactic nuclei monitoring (MAGNUM)
Author(s): Yukiyasu Kobayashi; Yuzuru Yoshii; Takeo Minezaki; Keigo Enya; Tsutomu Aoki; Masahiro Suganuma; Hiroyuki Tomita; Mamoru Doi; Kentaro Motohara; Bruce A. Peterson; Craig H. Smith; John K. Little; Ben Greene
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Paper Abstract

We present the outline and the current status of the MAGNUM automated observation system. The operational objective of the MAGNUM Project is to carry out long-term multi-color monitoring observations of active galactic nuclei in the visible and near-infrared wavelength regions. In order to obtain these observations, we built a new 2 m optical-infrared telescope, and sited it at the University of Hawaii's Haleakala Observatory on the Hawaiian Island of Maui. Preliminary observations were started early in 2001. We are working toward the final form of the MAGNUM observation system, which is an unmanned, automated observatory. This system requirement was set by considering that the observation procedures are relatively simple, and the targets must be observed consistently over many years.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4837, Large Ground-based Telescopes, (4 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458033
Show Author Affiliations
Yukiyasu Kobayashi, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Yuzuru Yoshii, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Takeo Minezaki, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Keigo Enya, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Tsutomu Aoki, Kiso Observatory/Institute of Astronomy (Japan)
Masahiro Suganuma, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Hiroyuki Tomita, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Mamoru Doi, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Kentaro Motohara, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Bruce A. Peterson, Mt. Stromlo Observatory/The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Craig H. Smith, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
John K. Little, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Ben Greene, Electro Optic Systems Pty. Ltd. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4837:
Large Ground-based Telescopes
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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