The first ROTSE-II telescope installed at Los Alamos,
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ROTSE-II is a set of twin 0.45 meter aperture, f/1.9 telescopes to be operated
in stereo mode. Following a competitive bidding procedure, Torus Precision Optics, Inc. of Iowa City, Iowa was
selected as the vendor. The optical design was performed by Jacob Moskovich at Opcon Associates, Inc.
ROTSE-II f/1.9 0.45 m telescope
Apogee Instruments AP-10 CCD cameras with Thomson 2048 x 2048 14 micron imagers.
Estimated readout noise: 25 e- at 1.0 Megapixels/second.
Torus rapid slewing yoke mount.
Data acquisition system:
Network of two PC's operating under LINUX.
Los Alamos, New Mexico