EASTERN ANATOLIA OBSERVATORY (DAG): RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVING SITE FOR ROBOTIC TELESCOPES


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Yeşilyaprak C., Yerli S. K. , Keskin O.

4th Workshop on Robotic Autonomous Observatories, Torremolinos, Spain, 28 September - 02 October 2015, vol.48, pp.120-122 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 48
  • City: Torremolinos
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.120-122

Abstract

This document (Eastern Anatolia Observatory (DAG) is the new observatory of Turkey with the optical and near-infrared largest telescope (4 m class) and its robust observing site infrastructure. This national project consists of three phases with DAG (Telescope, Enclosure, Buildings and Infrastructures), FPI (Focal Plane Instruments and Adaptive Optics) and MCP (Mirror Coating Plant) and is supported by the Ministry of Development of Turkey. The tenders of telescope and enclosure have been made and almost all the infrastructure (roads, geological and atmospherical surveys, electricity, fiber optics, cable car, water, generator, etc.) of DAG site (Erzurum/Turkey, 3,170 m altitude) have been completed. This poster is about the recent developments of DAG and about the future possible collaborations for various robotic telescopes which can be set up in DAG site.