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BSM-NM

Bright Star Monitor - New Mexico (BSM NM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Site
Latitude and longitude: 32:54:43.7N, 105:31:28.7W
Elevation: 7160 feet
Site manager: Bill Stein
Internet access:
Weather statistics:
Typical good seasons:

Telescope
Type: Takahashi FS-60CB with field flattener
Aperture: 60mm
Focal length:
F-ratio: 6.2
Focuser: Moonlite (www.focuser.com) motorized focuser, 2” diameter drawtube.

Mount
Type: Celestron CGEM
Computer:
Software: MaxIm DL, ACP, ACP Scheduler
Telescope Advocate: Elizabeth Waagen

Camera
Type: SBIG ST-8XME
Filter wheel: SBIG CFW-9
Filters: Johnson/Cousins BVRcIc plus Clear
Pixel size: 9x9 micron, 4.968 arcsec/pixel
Field of view: 127 arcmin E/W, 84 arcmin N/S
Saturation: becomes non-linear at 52000 ADU
Readnoise: 19.88 electrons
Gain: 2.69 e-/ADU
Dark: <0.01 e-/pix/sec
Cosmetics: no defects

Typical images

Star Image Flat Bias Frame Dark Frame


Typical use of system
Survey

Miscellaneous notes


 

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