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The first ROTSE-II telescope installed at Los Alamos, NM.



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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.



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ROTSE-II f/1.9 0.45 m telescope


Imaging system:

Apogee Instruments AP-10 CCD cameras with Thomson 2048 x 2048 14 micron imagers.

Estimated readout noise: 25 e- at 1.0 Megapixels/second.


Telescope mount:

Torus rapid slewing yoke mount.


Data acquisition system:

Network of two PC's operating under LINUX.


Los Alamos, New Mexico

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