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DAG: a new observatory and a prospective observing site for other potential telescopes
Author(s): Cahit Yeşilyaprak; Sinan K. Yerli; Onur Keskin; B. Bülent Güçsav
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Paper Abstract

DAG (Eastern Anatolia Observatory is read as “Doğu Anadolu Gözlemevi” in Turkish) is the newest and largest observatory of Turkey, constructed at an altitude of 3150 m in Konaklı/Erzurum provenience, with an optical and nearinfrared telescope (4 m in diameter) and its robust observing site infrastructure. This national project consists of three main phases: DAG (Telescope, Enclosure, Buildings and Infrastructures), FPI (Focal Plane Instruments and Adaptive Optics) and MCP (Mirror Coating Plant). All these three phases are supported by the Ministry of Development of Turkey and funding is awarded to Atatürk University. Telescope, enclosure and building tenders were completed in 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively. The final design of telescope, enclosure and building and almost all main infrastructure components of DAG site have been completed; mainly: road work, geological and atmospheric surveys, electric and fiber cabling, water line, generator system, cable car to summit. This poster explains recent developments of DAG project and talks about the future possible collaborations for various telescopes which can be constructed at the site.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9910, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI, 99102U (11 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234383
Show Author Affiliations
Cahit Yeşilyaprak, Atatürk Üniv. (Turkey)
Sinan K. Yerli, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniv. (Turkey)
Onur Keskin, FMV Işık Univ. (Turkey)
B. Bülent Güçsav, Atatürk Üniv. (Turkey)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9910:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI
Alison B. Peck; Robert L. Seaman; Chris R. Benn, Editor(s)

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