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The Huntsman Telescope: lessons learned from building an autonomous telescope from COTS components
Author(s): Anthony Horton; Lee Spitler; Wilfred Gee; Fergus Longbottom; Jaime Alvarado-Montes; Amir Bazkiaei; Sarah Caddy; Steven Lee
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Paper Abstract

The Huntsman Telescope* is a wide field imager based on the successful Dragonfly Telescope concept.1 It consists of an array of co-aligned telephoto DSLR lenses with cooled CCD cameras. The ten 140 mm apertures have a combined collecting area equivalent to a 0.5 m class telescope but have lower stray light levels than a typical telescope of this size.1, 2 Its primary purpose is low surface brightness imaging of nearby galaxies, and it also observes exoplanet transits and other optical transients.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 January 2020
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 11203, Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019, 1120306 (3 January 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2539579
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Anthony Horton, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Lee Spitler, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Wilfred Gee, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Fergus Longbottom, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Jaime Alvarado-Montes, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Amir Bazkiaei, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Sarah Caddy, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Steven Lee, Siding Spring Observatory (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11203:
Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019
Simon C. Ellis; Céline d'Orgeville, Editor(s)

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