Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Design Considerations For A Modern Multiple-Star Photometer
Author(s): D. B. Caton; J. T. Pollock
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $17.00 $21.00

Paper Abstract

A two-star photoelectric photometer has been designed for use on the 18-inch reflector at Appalachian State University's Dark Sky Observatory. The system will be composed of commercially available components, including integrated detector-amplifiers, stepper-motor controlled x-y stages, and automatic counters. Fiber optics will be used to route the light from the image plane to the detectors. Separate channels will monitor the sky beside each star.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1986
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0627, Instrumentation in Astronomy VI, (13 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.968082
Show Author Affiliations
D. B. Caton, Appalachian State University (United States)
J. T. Pollock, Appalachian State University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0627:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VI
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top
Sign in to read the full article
Create a free SPIE account to get access to
premium articles and original research
Forgot your username?