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== Observatory ==
 
== Observatory ==
* [[Location]]  
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* [[Location|Location: 39 degrees 54.426 minutes N latitude, 75 degrees 21.333 minutes W longitude]]  
 
* [http://astro.swarthmore.edu/observatory_directions/index.html Directions]
 
* [http://astro.swarthmore.edu/observatory_directions/index.html Directions]
 
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== Telescope ==
 
== Telescope ==
 
* [http://www.rcopticalsystems.com/telescopes/24truss.html RCOS 0.61m]
 
* [http://www.rcopticalsystems.com/telescopes/24truss.html RCOS 0.61m]
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== Instrumentation ==
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We do both imaging and photometry with the Apogee large-format CCD camera and the filter wheel. We use the eShel spectrograph in conjunction with the SBIG camera for spectroscopy. The spectrograph and its camera along with its calibration unit are in the control room.
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* [http://www.ccd.com/alta_u16m.html Apogee U16M] 4096x4096 pixel camera, 9-micron pixels; 0.39 arcsec per pixel (unbinned) and 26.6 arcmin full field of view
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* [http://www.ccd.com/filterwheels.html Apogee filter wheel] with [http://www.omegafilters.com/index.php?page=prod_astro_index Omega Optical 50 mm square filters], Johnson-Cousins UBVR<sub>C</sub>I<sub>C</sub> and SDSS u'g'r'i'z'
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* [http://www.shelyak.com/rubrique.php?id_rubrique=7&lang=2 Shelyak eShel] fiber-fed echelle spectrograph with SBIG ST-10 camera
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* Eyepieces
  
 
== Equipment and Technical Information ==
 
== Equipment and Technical Information ==
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* [[Dome Control]]
 
* [[Dome Control]]
 
* [[Software/hardware troubleshooting and workarounds]]
 
* [[Software/hardware troubleshooting and workarounds]]
* [[Apogee Alta Test Report]]
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* [[Apogee Alta Test Report|Apogee Alta U16M Test Report (read noise, dark current)]]
 
* [[Slit Width and Resolution]]
 
* [[Slit Width and Resolution]]
 
* [[Autoguiding|Autoguiding]]
 
* [[Autoguiding|Autoguiding]]
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* [[Local operation documentation]]
 
* [[Local operation documentation]]
 
* [[Focusing the telescope]]
 
* [[Focusing the telescope]]
*[[Observing Log]]
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* [[Notes on upgrading observatory computer to Windows 7]]
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* [[Notes on upgrading observatory computer to Windows 10, Summer 2020]]
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* [[Notes on software updates - log any new/updated software here]]
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* [[Observing Log|Observing Log (PDF template for paper log sheet in control room)]]
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* [[Problem reports]]
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== To-do items, Summer 2010 ==
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== To-do items, Summer 2010 (outdated, needs editing) ==
 
* [[Task list]] - edit to add items or mark as completed.
 
* [[Task list]] - edit to add items or mark as completed.
  
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== Observing Lists ==
 
== Observing Lists ==
 
* [[B Stars]]
 
* [[B Stars]]
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* [[WASP transit objects]]
  
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== Wiki Information ==
 
== Wiki Information ==
 
* MediaWiki [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Cheatsheet Cheat Sheet] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page How To Edit a Page]
 
* MediaWiki [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Cheatsheet Cheat Sheet] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page How To Edit a Page]
 
* [[Sandbox]]
 
* [[Sandbox]]

Latest revision as of 13:30, 24 July 2020

Swarthmore College Observatory Wiki

This website is for information relating to commissioning and operation of the Peter van de Kamp Observatory, funded by the National Science Foundation through its Program for Research and Education with Small Telescopes.

Observatory

Telescope

Instrumentation

We do both imaging and photometry with the Apogee large-format CCD camera and the filter wheel. We use the eShel spectrograph in conjunction with the SBIG camera for spectroscopy. The spectrograph and its camera along with its calibration unit are in the control room.

Equipment and Technical Information

Documentation


Wiki Information