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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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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.
 
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.
  
* Apogee U16M 4096x4096 pixel camera, 9-micron pixels; 0.3 arcsec per pixel (unbinned) and 26 arcmin full field of view
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* [http://www.ccd.com/alta_u16m.html Apogee U16M] 4096x4096 pixel camera, 9-micron pixels; 0.38 arcsec per pixel (unbinned) and 26 arcmin full field of view
* Apogee filter wheel with 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.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'
* Shelyak eShel fiber-fed echelle spectrograph with SBIG ST-10 camera
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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
* eyepieces
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* Eyepieces
  
 
== Equipment and Technical Information ==
 
== Equipment and Technical Information ==

Revision as of 08:57, 11 May 2011

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

To-do items, Summer 2010

  • Task list - edit to add items or mark as completed.

Data Collection

Observing Lists

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