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Multi-objective transforming telescope for wide-field optical monitoring of the sky with high-temporal resolution
Author(s): Grigory Beskin; Sergey Bondar; Sergey Karpov; Vladimir Plokhotnichenko; Adriano Guarnieri; Corrado Bartolini; Giuseppe Greco
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Paper Abstract

We present the design of a MegaTORTORA telescope (and its prototype, mini-MegaTORTORA, presently in construction at Special Astrophysical Observatory) - modular, multi-purpose, scalable grid of optical cameras based on commercially available objectives and fast CCDs, able to operate with sub-second temporal resolution in both wide-field monitoring regime with all objectives observing different regions of the sky as well as in narrow-field follow-up mode with co-aligned channels and installed color and polarimetric filters for detailed investigation of selected objects, and to change the regime of operation on a sub-second time scale.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2010
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 7733, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III, 77330V (28 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858074
Show Author Affiliations
Grigory Beskin, Special Astrophysical Observatory (Russian Federation)
Sergey Bondar, Institute for Precise Instrumentation (Russian Federation)
Sergey Karpov, Special Astrophysical Observatory (Russian Federation)
Vladimir Plokhotnichenko, Special Astrophysical Observatory (Russian Federation)
Adriano Guarnieri, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)
Corrado Bartolini, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)
Giuseppe Greco, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)

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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