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Upgrading the TNT Telescope: remote observing and future perspectives
Author(s): G. Di Rico; M. Fiaschi; G. Valentini; A. Di Cianno; A. Valentini
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Paper Abstract

The Teramo Normale Telescope (TNT) is a 0.72 m telescope operating at the INAF-Teramo since the 1994. At the end of 2011, the whole system has been completely upgraded in order to improve the overall performance of the instrument and to allow safe and full remote observations, without the need of local operators. The main results of this work is setting up a reliable and modern system in a short while, and at the same time paving the way to further steps towards the development of a fully robotic observatory. Starting by a general overview of the system we describe the most important upgraded components and the possible next developments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84444E (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926013
Show Author Affiliations
G. Di Rico, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo (Italy)
M. Fiaschi, MFC Elettronica (Italy)
G. Valentini, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo (Italy)
A. Di Cianno, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo (Italy)
A. Valentini, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo (Italy)

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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