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DAG telescope site studies and infrastructure for possible international co-operations
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The selected site for the 4 m DAG (Eastern Anatolian Observatory in Turkish) telescope is at “Karakaya Ridge”, at 3170 m altitude (3150 m after summit management). The telescope’s optical design is performed by the DAG technical team to allow infrared observation at high angular resolution, with its adaptive optics system to be built in Turkey. In this paper; a brief introduction about DAG telescope design; planned instrumentation; the meteorological data collected from 2008, clear night counts, short-term DIMM observations; current infrastructure to hold auxiliary telescopes; auxiliary buildings to assist operations; the observatory design; and coating unit plans will be presented along with possible collaboration possibilities in terms of instrumentation and science programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9910, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI, 99102J (15 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234384
Show Author Affiliations
Sinan K. Yerli, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniv. (Turkey)
Cahit Yeşilyaprak, Atatürk Üniv. (Turkey)
Onur Keskin, FMV Işık Univ. (Turkey)
Sinan Alis, Istanbul Univ. (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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