Department of Electrical
Engineering, University of Bradford, Bradford BD7-1DP, U. K.
Presented at the First
European Meeting of the AAVSO Brussels, July 24-28, 1990
The development of a
dedicated telescope for CCD photometry creates a number of opportunities for
innovative solutions to old problems. The small field of the CCD enables simple
Newtonian optics to be used. The addition of computer modeling for the
telescope structure makes a simplified altitude-azimuth mounting attractive. It
also enables two foci to be taken through the altitude bearings, simplifying
the cabling. This arrangement is an approximation to the Nasmyth mounting and
provides a simple but robust mount suitable for automatic operation.