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Pointing model of new Pi of the Sky detector in Spain
Author(s): Mikołaj Ćwiok; Lech Mankiewicz; Rafał Opiela; Małgorzata Siudek; Marcin Sokołowski; Aleksander Filip Żarnecki
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Paper Abstract

At the end of 2010 the new detector of the Pi of the Sky project was installed in the INTA El Arenosillo Observatory∗ near Huelva, Spain, at the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The robotic telescope consisting of 4 CCD cameras on one parallactic mount was installed in the telescope dome of the BOOTES experiment from IAA. It can monitor about 0.5 steradians of the sky (40x40 degrees) with 10 s time resolution. The device is fully autonomous, designed to work without human supervision. After successful installation it had to be tested and optimally positioned before it started taking data. In this paper we describe in details deteremination of the Pointing Model for the new detector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 2011
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8008, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2011, 80080X (7 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.905611
Show Author Affiliations
Mikołaj Ćwiok, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Lech Mankiewicz, Ctr. for Theoretical Physics (Poland)
Rafał Opiela, Ctr. for Theoretical Physics (Poland)
Małgorzata Siudek, Ctr. for Theoretical Physics (Poland)
Marcin Sokołowski, The Andrzej Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)
Aleksander Filip Żarnecki, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8008:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2011
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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