Status of the Focal Plane Instrumentation (FPI) Project of the 4 m DAG Telescope

KESKİN O., YERLİ S. K., YEŞİLYAPRAK C., Guver T., Alis S., Yelkenci F. K., ...More

Conference on Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, Edinburgh, Saint Helena, 26 - 30 June 2016, vol.9908 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 9908
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.2234285
  • City: Edinburgh
  • Country: Saint Helena
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


DAG (Eastern Anatolia Observatory in Turkish) will be the newest and largest (4m) observatory of Turkey in both optical (VIS) and near-infrared (NIR) Owith its robust observing site infrastructure. The telescope is designedOto house 2 Nasmyth platformes which will be dedicated to NIR and VIS observations. A collaboration has recently been established among four Turkish universities including FMV Isik University (for adaptive optics systems), Middle East Technical University (fort measurement, test and calibration purposes), Istanbul University (for new technology instruments, e.g. MKIDs) and as the coordinator Ataturk University (for obtaining NIR and VIS instruments). In this paper the status of the recently approved FPI project and its aims are presented and possible collaboration opportunities are emphasized.