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Automation of the OAN/SPM 1.5-meter Johnson telescope for operations with RATIR
Author(s): Alan M. Watson; Michael G. Richer; Joshua S. Bloom; Nathaniel R. Butler; Urania Ceseña; David Clark; Enrique Colorado; Antolín Córdova; Alejandro Farah; Lester Fox-Machado; Ori D. Fox; Benjamín García; Leonid N. Georgiev; J. Jesús González; Gerardo Guisa; Leonel Gutiérrez; Joel Herrera; Christopher R. Klein; Alexander S. Kutyrev; Francisco Lazo; William H. Lee; Eduardo López; Esteban Luna; Benjamín Martínez; Francisco Murillo; José Manuel Murillo; Juan Manuel Núñez; J. Xavier Prochaska; José Luís Ochoa; Fernando Quirós; David A. Rapchun; Carlos Román-Zúñiga; Gennady Valyavin
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Paper Abstract

The Reionization And Transients Infra-Red (RATIR) camera is intended for robotic operation on the 1.5-meter Harold Johnson telescope of the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional on the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir, Baja California, Mexico. This paper describes the work we have carried out to successfully automate the telescope and prepare it for RATIR. One novelty is our use of real-time absolute astrometry from the finder telescopes to point and guide the main telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84445L (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926927
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Alan M. Watson, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Michael G. Richer, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Joshua S. Bloom, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Nathaniel R. Butler, Arizona State Univ. (United States)
Urania Ceseña, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
David Clark, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Enrique Colorado, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Antolín Córdova, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Alejandro Farah, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Lester Fox-Machado, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Ori D. Fox, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Benjamín García, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Leonid N. Georgiev, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
J. Jesús González, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Gerardo Guisa, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Leonel Gutiérrez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Joel Herrera, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Christopher R. Klein, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Alexander S. Kutyrev, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Univ. of California Observatories/Lick Observatory, Univ. of California (United States)
Francisco Lazo, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
William H. Lee, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Eduardo López, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Esteban Luna, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Benjamín Martínez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Francisco Murillo, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
José Manuel Murillo, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Juan Manuel Núñez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
J. Xavier Prochaska, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
José Luís Ochoa, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Fernando Quirós, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
David A. Rapchun, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Global Science & Technology (United States)
Carlos Román-Zúñiga, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Gennady Valyavin, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8444:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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