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Paper: Progress report on the Berkeley Automatic Imaging Telescope
Volume: 34, Robotic Telescopes in the 1990s
Page: 105
Authors: Richmond, Michael W.; Treffers, Richard R.; Filippenko, Alexei V.
Abstract: The Berkeley Automatic Imaging Telescope is designed to measure the brightness not only of isolated stars, but ones located in crowded fields (open and globular clusters). Stars considerably fainter than those observed with automatic photoelectric telescopes will be accessible. It will be possible to study the morphology and brightness of extended objects such as comets. The aim is to broaden the very successful mode of automatic observations to new classes of objects. The telescope mount and mirror set are still under construction, and a backup telescope has been almost completely automated. The autoguider is working efficiently, and first test images have been taken.
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