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Abstract

The review covers the description and present status of the two optical/infrared telescopes designed and presently near fabrication in India. The 234 cm aperture optical telescope expected to be installed at Kavalur shortly has several interesting features in its control and data acquisition systems. Design features of the 122 cm Infrared Astronomical Telescope expected to be completed next year are described. The review also covers the Ooty Synthesis Radio Telescope and the Gauribidanur Low Frequency Array operating at 327 and 34 MHz, respectively, and a 10 m aperture millimeter wave telescope being built in Bangalore. Plans and preparations for still bigger systems for observations in different bands of Electromagnetic spectra are also briefly described.

Keywords

Radio Source Optical Telescope Solar Terrestrial Physic Total Precipitable Water Optical Astronomy 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Bhattacharyya
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  1. 1.Indian Institute of AstrophysicsBangaloreIndia

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