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Applications Of Microcomputers In Optical Astronomy
Author(s): R. K. Honeycutt; J. E. Kephart; A. A. Henden
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Paper Abstract

Several applications of microcomputers have been implemented at the Goethe Link Observatory of Indiana University. A dedicated microprocessor acquires encoder information on telescope position and time, processes the data, and displays time, coordinates, airmass, etc. on a video screen. An inexpensive image analysis system to aid in the reduction and interpretation of astronomical vidicon images has also been completed. Grey-scale and color image display, frame registration, image enhancement, hard-copy and other features have been implemented in 8080 FORTH for this system. Instrumentation control and data acquisition applications include a high speed photometer and a S-1 I-SIT vidicon data acquisition system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 1979
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0172, Instrumentation in Astronomy III, (3 May 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957109
Show Author Affiliations
R. K. Honeycutt, Indiana University (United States)
J. E. Kephart, Indiana University (United States)
A. A. Henden, Indiana University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0172:
Instrumentation in Astronomy III
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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