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The Robotic Earthshine Telescope
Author(s): Ahmad Darudi; Mette Owner-Petersen; Peter Thejll; Hans Gleisner; David Taylor; Majid Ale-Ebrahem; Torben Andersen
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Paper Abstract

Lund Observatory is presently designing and constructing a robotic telescope dedicated to studies of the Earth's albedo by measuring the ratio between the intensity of the dark and bright sides of the Moon. The telescope will operate both in broadband and narrow-band modes over the entire visible wavelength range and will transmit observational results back to the operation team over the Internet. Design challenges, in particular related to choice of CCD and stray light suppression, are described, together with the design of the optics, control system, and enclosure. Finally we present results from laboratory tests. The telescope will go into operation in the first half of 2011.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7733, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III, 77332V (5 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857126
Show Author Affiliations
Ahmad Darudi, Lund Univ. (Sweden)
Mette Owner-Petersen, Lund Univ. (Sweden)
Peter Thejll, Danish Meteorological Institute (Denmark)
Hans Gleisner, Danish Meteorological Institute (Denmark)
David Taylor, Lund Univ. (Sweden)
Majid Ale-Ebrahem, Lund Univ. (Sweden)
Torben Andersen, Lund Univ. (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7733:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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