Experimental Astronomy

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 81–85

The university of New South Wales automated patrol telescope

  • B. D. Carter
  • C. S. Bembrick
  • M. C. B. Ashley
  • P. Mitchell
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01583814

Cite this article as:
Carter, B.D., Bembrick, C.S., Ashley, M.C.B. et al. Exp Astron (1994) 5: 81. doi:10.1007/BF01583814

Abstract

The Automated Patrol Telescope is a wide-field CCD imaging telescope of novel design. The telescope is a converted Baker-Nunn satellite tracking camera that has undergone extensive modification to its optical, mechanical and electronic systems. Telescope operation is entirely under computer control, and the instrument is to be used for a variety of astronomical survey and monitoring projects.

Key words

Baker-Nunn camerasAutomated telescopesWide field CCD imaging

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. D. Carter
    • 1
  • C. S. Bembrick
    • 1
  • M. C. B. Ashley
    • 1
  • P. Mitchell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Astrophysics & OpticsSchool of Physics, University of New South WalesKensingtonAustralia