To purchase 100 Gb of disk to enable the efficient processing of data for the Columbia/VATT survey.
Grant Recipients in 1999
Grant Recipients $14,954
To update from a Sun Sparc 5 computer to a Sun Ultra 5
Toward the purchase of an amplifier and camera, two components of an autoguider, which would maximize the potential of the telescope-instrument combination of a 31-inch telescope at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona.
For the purchase of a combined GPS receiver and video titler unit in order to add a crucial post-mission data analysis capability to their SwRI- and NASA-funded Airborne Occultation Demonstration Project.
To purchase a MIRA AP 5.0 Academic Site License, a MaxIm DL/CCD Image Processing Software and Research Grade UBVRI Filters for Photometry to achieve the goals of acquiring CCD images using standard ultraviolet, blue, visual, red and infrared filters, improving the accuracy of our position and brightness determinations of minor planets, and performing efficient analysis of hundreds of images obtained and analysis of images to come.
To upgrade three DEC Alphastations to yield one with 512 Mb RAM and two with 256 ram to facilitate data analysis. The F.A.R. gratefully acknowledges the donation by the Institute for Space Observations of the funds for this grant.
For the purchase of a copy of the full version of the Interactive Data Language (IDL), a CD re-writeable drive and a copy of TeX/LaTeX to support research to study the Wilson-Bappu effect for the Mg II k line with archival ultraviolet spectra from the Hubble Space Telescope.