To purchase Berg parts to replace gear reducers with zero-backlash belts, Ash Dome encoder mount DD100A, encoder, cables and connectors, and spare Galil motor driver chips to allow more reliable telescope operation and automatic dome rotation.
Grant Recipients in 2002
Grant Recipients $11,811
To purchase a grism to act as a cross-disperser, to be useful in the analysis and diagnosis of shell spectra. The F.A.R. gratefully acknowledges the donation by the Institute for Space Observations of the funds for this grant.
To purchase a directional coupler, a noise generator, a programmable attenuator, six temperature probes and a LabJack digital controller to make co-temporal radio optical observations in order to measure phase differences in the optical and radio flare periodicity.
To purchase a LINUX workstation to perform a multi-wavelength study of radio-selected sources.
To purchase one Home-Dome Robo-focuser and hand paddle, MaxIm DL/CCD camera, filter wheel, and focus control software, and wireless bridges and antennas to link networking between the two domes to improve the ability to gather data and make existing telescope a valuable tool for NEO astrometry and photometry as well as four-color variable star photometry.
Toward purchase of a Sun workstation with necessary peripherals and upgrades for the project entitled “Investigating the Width of the Main Sequence in Open Clusters”.