A control system of a mini survey facility for photometric monitoring

Hironori Tsutsui, Kenshi Yanagisawa, Hideyuki Izumiura, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Takumi Hanaue, Yoshifusa Ita, Takashi Ichikawa, Takahiro Komiyama

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Abstract

We have built a control system for a mini survey facility dedicated to photometric monitoring of nearby bright (K<5) stars in the near-infrared region. The facility comprises a 4-m-diameter rotating dome and a small (30-mm aperture) wide-field (5 × 5 sq. deg. field of view) infrared (1.0-2.5 microns) camera on an equatorial fork mount, as well as power sources and other associated equipment. All the components other than the camera are controlled by microcomputerbased I/O boards that were developed in-house and are in many of the open-use instruments in our observatory. We present the specifications and configuration of the facility hardware, as well as the structure of its control software.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes VI
EditorsHeather K. Marshall, Helen J. Hall, Roberto Gilmozzi
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601918
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
EventGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes VI - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2016 Jun 262016 Jul 1

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9906
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes VI
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period16/6/2616/7/1

Keywords

  • Control system
  • Microcomputer
  • Photometric monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Tsutsui, H., Yanagisawa, K., Izumiura, H., Shimizu, Y., Hanaue, T., Ita, Y., Ichikawa, T., & Komiyama, T. (2016). A control system of a mini survey facility for photometric monitoring. In H. K. Marshall, H. J. Hall, & R. Gilmozzi (Eds.), Ground-Based and Airborne Telescopes VI [990663] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9906). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233534