Automation of the OAN/SPM 1.5-meter Johnson telescope for operations with RATIR

Alan M. Watson, Michael G. Richer, Joshua S. Bloom, Nathaniel Butler, Urania Ceseña, David Clark, Enrique Colorado, Antolín Córdova, Alejandro Farah, Lester Fox-Machado, Ori D. Fox, Benjamín García, Leonid N. Georgiev, J. Jesús González, Gerardo Guisa, Leonel Gutiérrez, Joel Herrera, Christopher R. Klein, Alexander S. Kutyrev, Francisco LazoWilliam H. Lee, Eduardo López, Esteban Luna, Benjamín Martínez, Francisco Murillo, José Manuel Murillo, Juan Manuel Núñez, J. Xavier Prochaska, José Luis Ochoa, Fernando Quirós, David A. Rapchun, Carlos Román-Zúñiga, Gennady Valyavin

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Abstract

The Reionization And Transients Infra-Red (RATIR) camera is intended for robotic operation on the 1.5-meter Harold Johnson telescope of the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional on the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir, Baja California, Mexico. This paper describes the work we have carried out to successfully automate the telescope and prepare it for RATIR. One novelty is our use of real-time absolute astrometry from the finder telescopes to point and guide the main telescope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8444
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes IV - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 1 2012Jul 6 2012

Other

OtherGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes IV
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period7/1/127/6/12

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automation
Telescopes
Automation
Telescope
Infrared
telescopes
Infrared radiation
Lower California (Mexico)
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Infrared Camera
astrometry
Mexico
robotics
Robotics
Cameras
cameras
Real-time

Keywords

  • Automatic telescopes
  • Telescope guiding
  • Telescope pointing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Watson, A. M., Richer, M. G., Bloom, J. S., Butler, N., Ceseña, U., Clark, D., ... Valyavin, G. (2012). Automation of the OAN/SPM 1.5-meter Johnson telescope for operations with RATIR. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8444). [84445L] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926927

Automation of the OAN/SPM 1.5-meter Johnson telescope for operations with RATIR. / Watson, Alan M.; Richer, Michael G.; Bloom, Joshua S.; Butler, Nathaniel; Ceseña, Urania; Clark, David; Colorado, Enrique; Córdova, Antolín; Farah, Alejandro; Fox-Machado, Lester; Fox, Ori D.; García, Benjamín; Georgiev, Leonid N.; González, J. Jesús; Guisa, Gerardo; Gutiérrez, Leonel; Herrera, Joel; Klein, Christopher R.; Kutyrev, Alexander S.; Lazo, Francisco; Lee, William H.; López, Eduardo; Luna, Esteban; Martínez, Benjamín; Murillo, Francisco; Murillo, José Manuel; Núñez, Juan Manuel; Prochaska, J. Xavier; Ochoa, José Luis; Quirós, Fernando; Rapchun, David A.; Román-Zúñiga, Carlos; Valyavin, Gennady.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8444 2012. 84445L.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Watson, AM, Richer, MG, Bloom, JS, Butler, N, Ceseña, U, Clark, D, Colorado, E, Córdova, A, Farah, A, Fox-Machado, L, Fox, OD, García, B, Georgiev, LN, González, JJ, Guisa, G, Gutiérrez, L, Herrera, J, Klein, CR, Kutyrev, AS, Lazo, F, Lee, WH, López, E, Luna, E, Martínez, B, Murillo, F, Murillo, JM, Núñez, JM, Prochaska, JX, Ochoa, JL, Quirós, F, Rapchun, DA, Román-Zúñiga, C & Valyavin, G 2012, Automation of the OAN/SPM 1.5-meter Johnson telescope for operations with RATIR. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8444, 84445L, Ground-Based and Airborne Telescopes IV, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7/1/12. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926927
Watson AM, Richer MG, Bloom JS, Butler N, Ceseña U, Clark D et al. Automation of the OAN/SPM 1.5-meter Johnson telescope for operations with RATIR. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8444. 2012. 84445L https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926927
Watson, Alan M. ; Richer, Michael G. ; Bloom, Joshua S. ; Butler, Nathaniel ; Ceseña, Urania ; Clark, David ; Colorado, Enrique ; Córdova, Antolín ; Farah, Alejandro ; Fox-Machado, Lester ; Fox, Ori D. ; García, Benjamín ; Georgiev, Leonid N. ; González, J. Jesús ; Guisa, Gerardo ; Gutiérrez, Leonel ; Herrera, Joel ; Klein, Christopher R. ; Kutyrev, Alexander S. ; Lazo, Francisco ; Lee, William H. ; López, Eduardo ; Luna, Esteban ; Martínez, Benjamín ; Murillo, Francisco ; Murillo, José Manuel ; Núñez, Juan Manuel ; Prochaska, J. Xavier ; Ochoa, José Luis ; Quirós, Fernando ; Rapchun, David A. ; Román-Zúñiga, Carlos ; Valyavin, Gennady. / Automation of the OAN/SPM 1.5-meter Johnson telescope for operations with RATIR. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8444 2012.
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