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An efficient astronomical image intensified television acquisition and guiding system

Boersma, Jan Ferdinand Jourke 1980 , 'An efficient astronomical image intensified television acquisition and guiding system', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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A four field television star acquisition and guiding system
incorporating image intensification has been designed,
constructed and evaluated. The system which includes a 152mm
objective, a three stage cascaded electrostatic image intensifier,
a newvicon target low light level television camera is mounted
on the 1.04 metre reflecting telescope of the Canopus Hill
Observatory near Hobart.
An extensive testing programme on fields of 3½, 9, 25 and 60
arc min has yielded the excellent results of a limiting sensitivity
of 13 ͫ .7 and a resolution in the 3½ arc min. field of 1.4 arc sec.
Some proposals are discussed to push these limits even further.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Boersma, Jan Ferdinand Jourke
Keywords: Astronomy, Television in astronomy, Image intensifiers
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Thesis (M.Sc.) -- University of Tasmania, 1981. Includes bibliographical references

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