New Semi-Automated Photometric Telescope at the Skalnate Pleso Observatory
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A semi-automated photometric telescope built at the Skalnate Pleso Observatory is described. In December 2000, the 0.3-m f/5 Zeiss astrograph was replaced by a 0.61-m f/4.3 mirror telescope equipped with a CCD camera. The observing programme is created to conform to the photometry of asteroids which are suspected to be of binary nature; photometry of NEAs and MBAs; a long-term photometry for theoretical modelling of the shape of asteroids; and photometry and astrometry of active comets and asteroids. Some results concerning the binary character of the asteroids are described in the paper.
KeywordsTelescopes Observational methods Asteroids CCD photometry Shape modelling
This research was supported by VEGA––the Slovak Grant Agency for Science (grant No. 7009).
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