To aid in the development and application of automatic photoelectric telescopes (APT’s) through the purchase and installation of rings, bearings and holder.
Grant Recipients in 1986
Grant Recipients $5,680
To aid in the study of radial velocities of stars in the Trapezium Cluster through the purchase of filters for the TV guider of the Multiple Mirror Telescope.
To aid the study of nine low amplitude pulsating Cepheid variables. The money was to be used to purchase VAX computer time and supplies and 440 sets of APTS observations.
To aid in the NSF cosponsored galaxy velocity dispersion project at Yerkes and complete survey of K stars to V=9. These funds helped to upgrade the interface computer that links the CCD detector to the computer used for analysis with the existing Theodore Dunham, Jr. Telescope.