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Torben Andersen

Professor emeritus

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The Robotic Earthshine Telescope

Author

  • Ahmad Darudi
  • Mette Owner-Petersen
  • Peter Thejll
  • Hans Gleisner
  • David Taylor
  • Majid Ale-Ebrahem
  • Torben Andersen

Editor

  • Larry M Stepp
  • Roberto Gilmozzi
  • Helen J. Hall

Summary, in English

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.

Department/s

  • Lund Observatory

Publishing year

2010

Language

English

Pages

8-77332

Publication/Series

Proceedings of the SPIE

Volume

7733

Document type

Conference paper

Publisher

SPIE

Topic

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Conference name

Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III

Conference date

2010-06-27 - 2010-07-02

Conference place

San Diego, United States

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0277-786X
  • ISSN: 1996-756X