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Instrumentation and research programmes for small telescopes : proceedings of the 118th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2-6 December, 1985

Author: J B Hearnshaw; P L Cottrell; International Astronomical Union. Symposium
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub. Co. ; Norwell, MA, U.S.A. : Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1986.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J B Hearnshaw; P L Cottrell; International Astronomical Union. Symposium
ISBN: 9027723249 9789027723246 9027723257 9789027723253
OCLC Number: 13946318
Notes: At head of title: International Astronomical Union.
Description: xxii, 482 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The research potential of small telescopes.- I. Telescopes and instrumentation.- a) Invited and Oval Contributed Papers.- Detector developments for small telescopes.- CCD photometry with small telescopes.- Variable star observations with automatic telescopes.- Reproducing the UBV and Cousins (RI) photometric systems with a Hamamatsu Ga-As photomultiplier.- A fiber-optic three-channel photometer for simultaneous UBVRI measurements - improved design and new results.- The use of wide angle cameras and high speed measuring machines for generating programmes for small telescopes.- Use of the University of Toronto Southern Observatory as support for large telescope and satellite programmes.- TV scanning applied for two dimensional photon counting imaging.- Fick Observatory spectrum scanners.- b) Poster Papers.- The instrumentation and observing program at Grinnell College's Grant O. Gale Observatory.- A four star photometer for use on small telescopes.- An automated South Pole stellar telescope.- The automated patrol telescope.- Automatic photoelectric telescopes: status and potentials.- University of Toronto Southern Observatory.- Construction of a 32cm Cassegrain photoelectric telescope.- A 75cm alt-az telescope with short time focus exchanging system.- A single-channel Polarimeter.- CCD instrumentation at Capilla Peak Observatory.- The optical system of the Mt John one metre telescope.- Black Birch Astrometric Observatory.- A new Polarimeter for stellar polarisation measurement.- A simultaneous two channel photometric system.- CCD camera for the 60cm telescope at Kagoshima Space Center.- A twin reflecting astrograph.- An optical fiber feed for small telescopes.- To upgrade a telescope?.- An automated photometer for a one meter telescope.- The main features of the 1.56-m telescope and its status quo.- Discussion of poster papers: section I.- II. Photometric research programmes.- a) Invited and Oral Contributed Papers.- Stellar photometry with small telescopes.- Observational polarimetry programs for small telescopes.- Contact binaries.- Interacting binaries: an excellent project for small telescopes.- Occultations, past and future.- Occultation studies with small telescopes.- Asteroids.- Coordinated programs for Comet Halley.- Research programmes, productivity, and usage statistics for the 0.9m telescopes at Kitt Peak.- A program of new accurate photometry for bright stars.- Surface photometry surveys of galaxies with small telescopes.- Desiderata for nearby-star quantities observable with small telescopes.- Asteroseismology with small telescopes.- Monitoring of variable stars on a long time-baseline.- Study of Bok globules with small telescopes.- Scanner observations of some close binary systems.- b) Poster Papers.- uvby photometry with a CCD.- Photographic monitoring.- Cometary astrometry with the Sydney Observatory astrograph.- The empirical period-radius relation for pulsating stars: a synthesis based on photometric and radial velocity measurements.- Starspot imaging using VRI photometry.- A search for features in early-type galaxies.- The structure of globular clusters.- Stellar activity.- CCD scanning with a small telescope.- Search of variable stars in globular clusters.- EX Hydrae timing data.- Recent trigonometric parallaxes from two hemispheres.- The Monash University Observatory: equipment and research.- Long term period behaviour of contact binaries.- Phase-night diagram for periodic variable stars.- Photometry of RZ Ophiuchi - an international collaboration.- Times of minima and period changes of eclipsing binaries as a programme for small telescopes.- Photometric research with a small telescope (Bamberg 37-cm refractor) at Bosscha Observatory, Indonesia.- A new B-subdwarf eclipsing binary with an extremely short period.- Photometry of selected Cepheids.- Photometry of the RS CVn binary II Peg.- Standard stars for comet photometry.- Astrometry with small telescopes.- A description of a catalogue of bright uvby ? standard stars.- Photometry of apsidal motion stars -The research potential of small telescopes.- I. Telescopes and instrumentation.- a) Invited and Oval Contributed Papers.- Detector developments for small telescopes.- CCD photometry with small telescopes.- Variable star observations with automatic telescopes.- Reproducing the UBV and Cousins (RI) photometric systems with a Hamamatsu Ga-As photomultiplier.- A fiber-optic three-channel photometer for simultaneous UBVRI measurements - improved design and new results.- The use of wide angle cameras and high speed measuring machines for generating programmes for small telescopes.- Use of the University of Toronto Southern Observatory as support for large telescope and satellite programmes.- TV scanning applied for two dimensional photon counting imaging.- Fick Observatory spectrum scanners.- b) Poster Papers.- The instrumentation and observing program at Grinnell College's Grant O. Gale Observatory.- A four star photometer for use on small telescopes.- An automated South Pole stellar telescope.- The automated patrol telescope.- Automatic photoelectric telescopes: status and potentials.- University of Toronto Southern Observatory.- Construction of a 32cm Cassegrain photoelectric telescope.- A 75cm alt-az telescope with short time focus exchanging system.- A single-channel Polarimeter.- CCD instrumentation at Capilla Peak Observatory.- The optical system of the Mt John one metre telescope.- Black Birch Astrometric Observatory.- A new Polarimeter for stellar polarisation measurement.- A simultaneous two channel photometric system.- CCD camera for the 60cm telescope at Kagoshima Space Center.- A twin reflecting astrograph.- An optical fiber feed for small telescopes.- To upgrade a telescope?.- An automated photometer for a one meter telescope.- The main features of the 1.56-m telescope and its status quo.- Discussion of poster papers: section I.- II. Photometric research programmes.- a) Invited and Oral Contributed Papers.- Stellar photometry with small telescopes.- Observational polarimetry programs for small telescopes.- Contact binaries.- Interacting binaries: an excellent project for small telescopes.- Occultations, past and future.- Occultation studies with small telescopes.- Asteroids.- Coordinated programs for Comet Halley.- Research programmes, productivity, and usage statistics for the 0.9m telescopes at Kitt Peak.- A program of new accurate photometry for bright stars.- Surface photometry surveys of galaxies with small telescopes.- Desiderata for nearby-star quantities observable with small telescopes.- Asteroseismology with small telescopes.- Monitoring of variable stars on a long time-baseline.- Study of Bok globules with small telescopes.- Scanner observations of some close binary systems.- b) Poster Papers.- uvby photometry with a CCD.- Photographic monitoring.- Cometary astrometry with the Sydney Observatory astrograph.- The empirical period-radius relation for pulsating stars: a synthesis based on photometric and radial velocity measurements.- Starspot imaging using VRI photometry.- A search for features in early-type galaxies.- The structure of globular clusters.- Stellar activity.- CCD scanning with a small telescope.- Search of variable stars in globular clusters.- EX Hydrae timing data.- Recent trigonometric parallaxes from two hemispheres.- The Monash University Observatory: equipment and research.- Long term period behaviour of contact binaries.- Phase-night diagram for periodic variable stars.- Photometry of RZ Ophiuchi - an international collaboration.- Times of minima and period changes of eclipsing binaries as a programme for small telescopes.- Photometric research with a small telescope (Bamberg 37-cm refractor) at Bosscha Observatory, Indonesia.- A new B-subdwarf eclipsing binary with an extremely short period.- Photometry of selected Cepheids.- Photometry of the RS CVn binary II Peg.- Standard stars for comet photometry.- Astrometry with small telescopes.- A description of a catalogue of bright uvby ? standard stars.- Photometry of apsidal motion stars - a progress report.- The use of machine-readable astronomical catalogs at small observatories.- Small telescopes and research from space.- Arc-second infrared imaging of the BN-KL star formation region.- The RS CVn project at Capilla Peak Observatory.- Discussion of poster papers: section.- III. Spectroscopic Research Programmes.- a) Invited and Oval Contributed Papers.- Instrumentation for low-resolution spectroscopy.- Low dispersion spectral classification with small telescopes.- Cassegrain echelle spectroscopy with small telescopes.- Radial velocities with CORAVEL: results on stellar variability and duplicity.- Measurement of line profiles.- Abundance analyses: methods, results and implications.- Spectroscopic observations of visual double stars.- Photometric and spectroscopic study of ?2 Lyrae.- 10 m heterodyne spectroscopy at telescopes with 1 m aperture.- b) Poster Papers.- The first eight years of radial velocity studies at Fick Observatory.- FAGS - a fast astronomical grating spectrometer.- Multiple stellar systems.- Spectroscopic surveillance of the variable Herbig Ae star AB Aur.- Radial velocity spectrometers on the DAO 1.2m and 0.4m telescopes.- Temperature and brightness variations on Betelgeuse.- An off-the-shelf Reticon system.- Stellar spectrophotometry with a microcomputer based, intensified, silicon vidicon.- A microcomputer controlled CCD H-alpha spectrometer.- A long-term radial velocity program of high accuracy with a small telescope.- The DDO photon-counting spectrometer: a well-dressed Shectograph.- Spectral classification of eclipsing binaries.- Discussion of poster papers: section III.- Summary.- Opportunities for research with small telescopes.- Index of Subjects.
Responsibility: edited by J.B. Hearnshaw and P.L. Cottrell.
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